Why is boycotting lame?
Er, not always lame, but in this case, I don't see the point. I didn't mean to imply that boycotting was always pointless.
...including the assumption that some
folks making a cool geekoid community website for free in their spare time would be against corporate
colonization of the web.
I don't like it, especially, but I'm also not especially against it. I don't really believe that anyone can colonize the web. I also think that people get what they deserve. If the majority of people want nothing but corporate media and laundered interaction, that's what they'll choose. I'm not going to say they shouldn't. But for people who want to connect with other humans, places like K5 will always be around.
Now, if they start trying to prevent that, then I'll start getting upset. Until then, it's live and let live as far as I'm concerned.
i guess kuro5hin is not as much about positive change or
involvement as I suspected, or hoped....
I always thought of K5 as being about providing a place for people to communicate. Sometimes that leads to positive change and involvement, but I can't force it to. That's the thing. We aren't an army, we're a community. What you do is up to you.
And if "the establishment" wants to put a bunch of dangerous subversives like us in the limelight for a few minutes, well, they ought to know the risks. :-)
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