I think that everyone would like to keep a sense of community. Jaron writes:
The main point for me is noticing the warmth and generosity of what’s happened with the net.
But then he follows it with this:
The problem with capitalism is that it works too well and can distract people from noticing beautiful things. If you think of absolutely everything in creation, or even just in human affairs, as capitalism-in-action, then you live in an impoverished universe of your own reduction. I point out that the same is true for the spectacular economic successes of the new economy.
But most of the “warmth and generosity” on the net was made possible by capitalism. Those fiber lines didn’t just build themselves, and neither did the better servers and computers that allow things like podcasting, videoblogging, file-sharing, etc. (By way of contrast, how much beauty is there in the Internet’s decidedly non-capitalist predecessor, the post office? Not very much.)
As I’ve noted elsewhere, capitalism often fosters community, even while decriers decry it.