Let’s Stop Calling It “Content”

Hollywood and tech firms want to reduce culture to a slurry of interchangeable bits. Let’s not help them out

Clive Thompson

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I remember the first time I started hearing the word “content”.

It was back in the late 1990s, during the delirious height of the “dot com” boom. Corporations were rolling out web sites, the hawt digital…

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Clive Thompson

I write 2X a week on tech, science, culture — and how those collide. Writer at NYT mag/Wired; author, “Coders”. @clive@saturation.social clive@clivethompson.net