The internet as a ‘Room of Requirement’ #

You know when there’s one article that just sits in your head because it is so honest, revealing, and wonderfully expressive, even weeks later?

I give you David Dylan Thomas’ recent article on ownership, content, online worlds, and consumer electronics. And more:

The bag of holding only holds what you put in it. With something like Netflix streaming or Spotify, other people have put stuff in the bag. So you don’t even have to worry about acquiring the thing you’re going to put in the bag. It’s just there when you need it. This starts to resemble a slightly different, if less portable, magical item. The Room of Requirement.

Read it.

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