The internet is being destroyed, being eaten at increasing speed by innumerable parasites, like cancerous growths taking over the body and ultimately killing the very thing that they feed on.
Spam, security, patching, business interests, advertising, copyright, control, adware, malware, viruses…. all are contributing to this disease.
There is a solution though; open version controlled systems; wikis, built using open interfaces, Rss syndication that takes the content out of the gloss, and gives it value.
We need to learn new mantras in order to create a better web.
Repeat after me:
Security breeds distrust
Provide a service, not an advert
Give credit, take only to improve
Open is everything – to be closed is to die