I'm sitting here trying to compose a very boring email about fruit trees and my mind wondered. Tonight,at our PC meeting we had to adopt all sorts of GRDP, Subject Access, Data protection and other such documents. To say that most people had not even read them would be fair. I had. Mostly. Then we have been advised that our parish website must have an SSL cert,even though it collects or stores no data or Google will throw a warning that it is dangerous. It's all a massive amount of tax payer's money being paid to faceless people who just make up nonsense to justify their jobs and they are very good at it. So I got to thinking. Is the freedom that the web has created slowly been taken over by corporations and governments? Obviously so. That got me to wondering what will be next. Let's face it. Who could have predicted this internet in 1990? Just the insane way it all fits together. 28 years later, it rules most of our lives pretty much. So, once the web as we know is totally locked down, what happens then? Where will the next generation who have the spirit and imagination of those who started this go? What will they create? Or will we step back and take back control of our lives with less 'integration' and info sharing?