How we change what others think, feel, believe and do
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A while ago I heard about moves for big businesses to take control of the internet and was rather alarmed. Stories at http://pulver.com about the danger to free enterprise moved me. But even more, they had an open writing competition going to write something about this. Never one to refuse a challenge (and particularly one about changing minds) I wrote the short story below.
I deliberately took a different angle: rather than going on about how
important freedom of the internet is, I use an accessible analogy of a small
fishing community, deliberately intended to sound real although it is actually
fictional. It nevertheless uses a very real effect that has killed small fishing
communities, again intended as a credible lever. Anyway, here it is, for better
or for worse (and as the author I am the last one to know this):