Dan Goodin of Wired News published a piece today entitled Boycott Sony, which contains this stirring call to action:
A lot has been written about this issue already. But a lot more needs to be said to ensure Sony gets the message: This kind of behavior can never be tolerated. It may be unrealistic to think many will heed this call, but someone’s got to say it: Boycott Sony. Boycott them until they come clean and recall all the infected CDs. Boycott them until they distribute a removal program. Boycott them until they promise never do anything like this again.
“Someone’s got to say it.” Indeed. In fact, someone already did. I published a list of recommendations for Sony that was almost identical to Goodin’s list, except mine appeared nearly two weeks ago. And I had a Boycott Sony post as well, which linked to Tim Jarrett’s Sony Boycott Blog. That was, ahem, a full week ago.
A good idea is a good idea. But if you want to get a movement off the ground, it helps to link to the other people who are already doing the work.