Sean King

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Knoxville, Tennessee, United States

Saturday, January 1, 2011

Is Wikileaks the End of Big Business?

Noam Scheiber thinks it might be:

When people riff about the impact of Wikileaks, you typically hear how it’s forever changed diplomacy or intelligence-gathering. The more ambitious accounts will mention the implications for journalism, too. All of that’s true and vaguely relevant. But it also misses the deeper point. The Wikileaks revolution isn’t only about airing secrets and transacting information. It’s about dismantling large organizations—from corporations to government bureaucracies. It may well lead to their extinction.

Read the whole thing to learn why. I'm not sure he's right, but he raises an intriguing possibility.

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