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Design to Thrive by Tharon Howard

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The origins of copyrights

Okay, so if you're thinking that the point of all this is that less expensive and more accessible communication technologies mean that people can post gross, shocking, and disturbing images we don't want children to see, then you're right—but you're also thinking tactically. The more important, strategic issue here has to do with how social institutions respond to and evolve from the loss of control. When the discipline that journalists brought to bear on what information was reported breaks down, how does that impact our social institutions? If you're the manager of a social network such as YouTube or Twitter, what would you do? One way to get some perspective on that question is to look at what happened when scribes ...

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