"Actually, I think that if things came to pass exactly as we laid them out . . . that would be pretty bad . . . if it really was the case that all the people were contributing and doing their things but it was all through a network and this prism that was all owned and controlled by this one company, that would be fairly bad that was owned by this one company, that would be fairly terrible. Assuming though it follows the trend that has actually demonstrated itself on the web -- there are big players but things are a lot more distributed . . . I think would be good, or at least could be good for democracy."
Robin Sloan, in an Aug. 2005, interview with MGP research Allison Davies
Robin Sloan is co-creator of the online scenario, "EPIC", created in September, 2004, while Sloan and Matt Thompson worked at The Poynter Institute, in St. Petersburg, Fla. In August, 2005, Media Giraffe Project researcher Allison Davies interviewed Sloan.
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