When he does consider the perspective of the user or consumer, it's still indirectly from the perspective of the capitalist: users/consumers will behave in X way, get Y value, etc, which is why [megacorp] should do Z.
I'd really like to see him take a broader view. Could he imagine a set of rules/regulations that would result in a better outcome for the public?
I've long been thinking about this problem:
- we all much prefer a single platform/network
- but if there's a single platform/network, then there aren't good market incentives on the side of the provider
This seems like such a fundamental problem in a space he writes so much about. Ben Thompson, please think and write about this!