Friday, April 26, 2002

Internet Idealism
Vint Cerf and the Network Working Group of the Internet Society just issued a memo entitled "The Internet Is for Everyone." According to the abstract, "This document expresses the Internet Society's ideology that the Internet really is for everyone. However, it will only be such if we make it so." In this day of ICANN/I can't policy and standards dithering, it's good to see a public document that returns to the early-day idealism and ideology of groups such as the Internet Society, the Electronic Frontier Foundation, etc. Vint outlines the growth of the Net, opportunities it provides, and some of the challenges we face in truly democratizing the technology and media. Do yourself a favor and read this; we need to remind ourselves why we're here -- and what kind of place we can make this.

Thanks to Boing Boing.

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