18 Jan '12, 8am

When the “cure is worse than the disease”

When the “cure is worse than the disease”

Media companies need to get their act together and adopt a new economic strategies instead of trying to make us more tech-savvy. Think iTunes. When I finally stumbled onto the internet in the 80′s, there was no manual for the dummy IBM3270 terminals stuck in the NUS libraries. But put in some effort and even I could find the e-manual and acquire the necessary files from a chatterbox or a geek. One night, green text finally appeared on my screen and I was chatting with a Norwegian undergrad. He was surprised I knew about his fjords and embarrassed he knew nothing of Singapore. We’re a small country, I explained, we have to know about the rest of the world. And anyway, I learnt about the fjords from Slartibartfast. Actually I wasn’t even supposed to be in that room. I was matriculated as yet. SOPA and PIPA will aim to restrict, but if successful, will simply make everyone mo...

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