olia lialina: I borrowed this line from the subtitle “You May Always Choose None of the Above” of the chapter “Choice” in: Douglas Rushkoff, Program or be Programmed, 2010, p.46.
Rushkoff doesn't talk about it as a right, but sees it more as a way to protect yourself from the marketers. I see big potential in turning this appeal into a demand: not to follow the logic of the database, or at least not to accept it is a given. Not to answer male or female, visa or master card, now or later. If this pattern would be accepted by software developers, it could lead to more ambiguity in design and more advanced interaction scenarios.
Flick Harrison: Force-quit is always an option. ;-)
Guy Debord talks about the mania of bureaucracy, that if anyone discovers an option that is not on their menu, they must fight it to the death.