Declan McCullagh has a piece on Why no one cares about privacy anymore
that explores what may be shifting attitudes on privacy in a world of networked applications that rely on the sharing of personal information. The piece is generating a good deal of commentary. It raises interesting questions for us both in our role as participants and in our role as creators of online environments that may require personal information to function.
And I cannot help but think about the introductory paragraphs
from Postman's Amusing Ourselves to Death where he points out that we may be reduced to passivity and egoism by those things that we love.