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When something is copied, it can be stored, and when it is stored, it can be analyzed. This makes every possible point of contact we make with the digital world a point of potential capture.
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Before everything was digital, information capitalism depended on the ability to turn data into something that could be bought and sold. However, when applied to digital information, this commodification turned out to be trickier than the boosters of the knowledge economy had predicted. In an analog world, it was easy to turn information into a commodity, because the only way to get information was through a traditional model of industrial production and distribution: the printing press, broadcast TV and radio, etc.
Digital information, however, has an odd property: it can be endlessly copied, with every copy as perfect as the original. In fact, it can only be copied. This perfect replication makes the industrial model of centralized production and controlled distribution difficult for digital goods.