The old adage "you can catch more flies with honey than vinegar" holds true for digital marketers today. This is especially true for the technology industry, where the "honey" is valuable content that makes understanding technology, and its application, easy for consumers.
It all remains -- like all federal legislation tends to -- a matter of Washington lobbying, despite this week's one-day leap into the forum of public debate. And as always, the industry associations will in all likelihood remain the strongest deciders of how things go.
The Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) in the House of Representatives and the Protect IP Act (PIPA) in the Senate are well meaning, but if passed, will be destructive to internet freedoms we've all come to expect.
It's happening, all around us, in subtle and significant ways. An Economy of Integrity is taking shape, built brick by brick, inch by inch, minute by minute. Ordinary people are choosing to forgo a lifestyle of consumption.