John Perry Barlow responds to Reality, C'est Moi! the other experts say

Yes and no.

They already own television.

They don't own The New York Times–yet–and they will never own the Blogosphere.

Moreover, stories are collectively owned by all the human beings who tell them, as well as all who listen. The Empire can heavily influence those stories by their possession of the broadcast media, but I have faith in the renegade spirit of humanity to persist in telling our personal truths.

Moreover, there remains science, a religion which continues to dominate despite the best efforts of radical monotheist and credulous fools of all sorts.

John Perry Barlow, Cognitive Dissident; Co-Founder & Vice Chairman, Electronic Frontier Foundation; Berkman Fellow, Harvard Law School 

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