Sunday, January 22, 2012

BIG’s Blog: The “Words” Struck a Nerve

“So while the old players are lamenting you can’t do it the old way, nimble players are utilizing the new tools to gain advantage.”

We live in our own worlds. So we can be forgiven when we “misinterpret” people we think are talking about our world, when in fact, they are talking about something else entirely.

But even when we figure out they are not talking about our world, and take a step back, we can’t help but notice how similar the “issues” are.

It turned out that the above quote came from the head of an Internet company who was opining that the SOPA and PIPA bills currently in front of Congress dealing with protecting intellectual property and stopping online piracy actually could have the effect of infringing on freedom of speech and could hurt future Web development. The bills enjoy particularly strong support in Hollywood and the music industry.

I could have sworn it came from a nonprofit fundraising blogger describing the all too prevalent attitude among way too may senior direct mail fundraising executives.


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