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Netflix metaphor – from Bruce Sterling and Jon Lebkowsky: State of the World 2014

Bruce:
*So, Netflix managed to rig the Internet’s software in order to favor its intellectual-property interests… Only to see its business model promptly wrecked by the annihilation of net-neutrality? What a tough life they have!

*What is that like? I hate to get all poetic and authorly here, but
it’s rather like watching a dung beetle fly into a lovely dew-soaked spiderweb, wrecking the web utterly, and then dying slowly and piteously of starvation, as it’s suspended in mid-air by its filthy legs, twisting, twisting slowly on one long, gooey cable.

Netflix metaphor – from Bruce Sterling and Jon Lebkowsky: State of the World 2014

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