“If you don’t own the ground you stand on…”

Last night I tuned into an interview with a 36 year old @margaretatwood and heard this:

If you don’t own the ground you stand on, you don’t own your right to have a country — you’ve gotten rid of it, you’ve sold it.

This morning, Gardner Campbell’s tweet stream showed me what Kindle public notes look like on Twitter and on Amazon.

As we discussed the other day (Fear not, book lovers. The future of marginalia is bright!) the elephant in the room is the integrity of our digital selves. Gardner’s notes are capillaries that belong to his lifestream, or should, but instead they belong to Twitter, or to Amazon, or in this case to a hybrid of both. We really need to fix that.

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