William Gibson on Remix Culture

William Gibson wrote a “wake the fuck up” style commentary in Wired Magazine about remix culture.

Loads of fantastic quotes but one not-specifically about remix-culture, but cultural shift in general:

We seldom legislate new technologies into being. They emerge, and we plunge with them into whatever vortices of change they generate. We legislate after the fact, in a perpetual game of catch-up, as best we can, while our new technologies redefine us – as surely and perhaps as terribly as we’ve been redefined by broadcast television.

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