The internet has chosen, time and time again, efficient corporate power over any form of (visible) state control. The government can't regulate what kind of content is available, but Apple can. The government can't impose a universal identification system on the web, but Facebook or Google can. We do this because those corporations have been very good at convincing us they're not those sort of corporations. They're different. That Steve Jobs was able to convince well-meaning liberals that buying a tablet from one of the biggest multinational corporations in the world was an act of moral daring is certainly an impressive achievement, though I don't know if it's an admirable one. The rhetoric of the corporations mingles with the rhetoric of the users, because of course those corporations just want to do right by the users, don't they? The economic theories of Clayton Christensen are pervasive among tech companies, and one of the things they dictate is that any successful innovator will be opposed by representatives of the status quo, who will complain about this new way. It's a fancy way of saying "hi hater," but it's insidious: any criticism becomes evidence that your strategy is a good one.