I wrote my thesis to get on Lilly’s nerves. She didn’t get a voice in my text, but here is her prescription for our sick intellectual property culture, from inside-baseball. For the IP light-weights in the audience, it has an easy mix of supply-and-demand charts and pictures of Jack Sparrow.
“People think that stories are shaped by people. In fact, it’s the other way around.
Stories exist independently of their players. If you know that, the knowledge is power.
Stories, great flapping ribbons of shaped space-time, have been blowing and uncoiling around the universe since the beginning of time. And they have evolved. The weakest have died and the strongest have survived and they have grown fat on the retelling . . . stories, twisting and flowing through the darkness.” –Terry Pratchett, Witches Abroad