Don’t try to reinvent the web

All attempts to inhibit the flow of information and make it work exclusively for the benefit of an organisation, whether it’s the government of China or Universal Records, are doomed. The genie is out of the bottle for good. Media owners talk wistfully of “owning” particular ideas or activities on the internet. They should stop. This is a mirage, glimpsed most often by those who spend little time on the web.

(via Russell Davies)

— David Hepworth, Don’t try to reinvent the web