Ten years ago this month, Glenn Reynolds published "An Army of Davids: How Markets and Technology Empower Ordinary People to Beat Big Media, Big Government, and Other Goliaths."
His point was technology would level the playing field between big companies and small entrepreneurs.
If you haven't read it, please do so. It holds up well.
For the most part, what he said has come true. Amazon and other retailers have grown. eBooks are replacing traditional books. Print media has succumbed to online competition, with Craigslist stealing the newspapers's cash cow -- classified ads -- and Google scooping up other ads. Newspaper managers are idiots for putting up firewalls, but they are stuck in the 1980s when money was rolling in and even the tiny Charleston Daily Mail had a bureau in Washington.
The Davids used the technology of the slingshot to smote the Goliaths. There was peace at last in the Valley of the Shadow of Death.
But a decade later, the same forces of evil that turned newspapers and other media outlets into leftist crap are now taking over the slingshots. Lord Zuckerberg at Facebook has abused people's timelines, and now Twitter is canceling accounts of conservatives who dare use the tactics of liberals to get their messages out. EVIL.