Interview with Lanier from The Guardian. Lots of interesting viewpoints about how online media has been having a negative effect on us. Great if you want to argue against all the obvious positives. Click HERE.
An earlier book of his – You Are Not a Gadget: A Manifesto – argued that the internet was eroding human interaction, stifling creativity and changing us as people. Lanier was particularly scathing about remix culture, which he viewed as not only ethically dubious but also self-defeating in the long run. If we have a world in which original artists cannot earn a living from their work, ultimately we will run out of stuff to remix.