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Re: Rethinking KeyStorage

From: Karl Dubost <karld@opera.com>
Date: Thu, 8 Nov 2012 14:06:12 -0500
Message-Id: <BF5B3092-8F1E-4949-96A3-0D7974AB3F42@opera.com>
Cc: public-webcrypto <public-webcrypto@w3.org>, "public-privacy@w3.org list" <public-privacy@w3.org>
To: Mark Watson <watsonm@netflix.com>

Le 8 nov. 2012 à 11:02, Mark Watson a écrit :
> Ok, let me restate my point slightly: if you made ad targeting on the web impossible tomorrow, it would have dramatically negative economic consequences for the web and most of our jobs.

Allow me to slightly tweak this one ;)

    if you made ad targeting on the web impossible 
    in the future, it would change dramatically the 
    business models for the web. Some companies would
    disappear, some would be created.

My point is that the Web would not disappear because of that but indeed it would dramatically change and that's fine. It has happened a few times already. The network economy (including the Web) is in the process of radically changing the economy for cultural goods companies. Plenty of them will disappear. Amazon, Netflix, Google, Apple, etc… are not old media and publishing companies. :) The old ones are in the process of dying, some will be successful in converting.

[… cut (second goal = more privacy)]

> I feel that in striving for the second goal, we sometimes lean towards wishing for the first one. We should be careful with that.

I'm not worried about that. See above. It has happened in the past, it will happen again.

Karl Dubost - http://dev.opera.com/
Developer Relations, Opera Software
Received on Thursday, 8 November 2012 19:06:49 UTC

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