I don’t agree with everything at the Technology Liberation Front but its usually thought-provoking, and another good example comes in this piece DRM as Central Planning. An interesting idea- that the kind of top down command and control architectures Media and Technology companies are building with their elaborate DRM Alhambras – (head nod to Adam Bosworth, we have DRM Astronauts, not just Architecture Astronauts).
What are the implications for the enterprise? If you think you can succesfully run your business as a top down fiefdom, a command and control structure, then by all means encumber all your documents and files with DRM. But if you want to enable your employees to innovate then a little more freedom might not be such a bad thing. That’s the thing with command and control – its inefficient and so bound to fail in the long run.