Just call me Number 6

December 19, 2002

Citizens, not consumers

I am a citizen, or denizen, if you will, of the internet. A netizen. I've lived here for a long time (since 1984 - remember what was supposed to happen then?). I'm tolerant of my neighbors, even the noisy ones that just moved in and insist on playing their music loud and putting up banner ads everywhere. It's my hope that those of you reading this are also citizens of the internet.
I'm a producer of things, I do not spend all my time "consuming". I play piano. I write code. I parody the government's crypto policy. I write articles and occasionally get paid for them. Just because I don't work for one of the big five, oops, four, companies that control 84% of the music in the United States does NOT put me in the catagory of a consumer. I can't believe you out there reading this spend all your time consuming, either.

Posted by Andrew Raff at December 19, 2002 01:39 PM
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