i. What does information really want?


Big Think, USA
2012, 5 min 16 sec

In 1984, Stewart Brand said that “information wants to be free” (and also expensive). A quarter century later, he revisits his famous phrase. Brand’s response to what he wants for information is “more, choice, options, sifting,…”.

He mentions the importance of blogs – a digital commons –  to lead him to information he otherwise would not get to. The fact that his research sources for his book are available through the internet and you can make up your own mind about it is a fantastic gain for Brand.