Organic, community-oriented approaches to technology and information networks inspire me as much as the next guy interested in surveillance-free livin’ with a healthy dose of creativity and joy, but you have to ask when looking at these technologies: who controls the pipes? The infrastructure that makes any of these devices possible is where the power resides. And who owns the means by which to produce future versions? Who can harness the raw materials, supply chains, transportation routes (and security of them)? Who can do so in an affordable, timely fashion?