These modes should be forbidden, or better, they should be taxed !
They are "taxed"... every time you pay your electric bill. Don't want to pay it? Switch off your power strip.
or, you know, google could pay a living wage.
Or people could go work somewhere else. Believe it or not, there are a couple of technology jobs outside the (SF) Bay Area.
....and incorrect pedantry at that. If he had said something about the Constitutional electoral process, you'd have a point, but that's not the case
Lessig didn't say it, but the OP did, in the title of his post, and that's what I was responding to.
Computers are unreliable, but humans are even more unreliable. Any system which depends on human reliability is unreliable. -- Gilb