The Ecuadorean LibrarySun 11 August 2013
For anyone following the recent NSA leaks, this essay by Bruce Sterling provides what you might call a theatrical portrayal of the situation. It is at once wildly insightful, humorous, despairing, and hopeful. Do read.
You can tell that Manning, Assange and Snowden are all the same kind of irritant, because, somehow, amazingly, the planet’s response is to physically squish them. They’re all online big-time, and their digital shadow is huge, so the response is just to squeeze their mortal human bodies, literally, legally, extra-legally, by whatever means becomes available.