Keeping the internet free

For those worried (or not yet worried, but who should be) about maintaining the internet as a open platform upon which anyone can participate and attract an audience, please let me point you to David Weinberger’s most recent ramblings on the subject.

He makes a strong case for why companies that provide us with internet access may have to be regulated.

I recently discovered Weinberger while listening to am interview on his newest book “Everything is Miscellaneously.” Great stuff. Vancouver Public Library has been kind enough to hook me up with his other books as well… (these libraries, they are amazing! Did you know you can read a book without buying it? Crazy.)

He also maintains a blog, for those who are curious.

4 thoughts on “Keeping the internet free

  1. David Weinberger

    David, thanks for the link and liking my book.

    I’d just pick one nit with what you’ve said: The Internet is already regulated. The Congress, the courts and the FCC have all weighed in. That’s what killed your local ISPs.

    Anyway, I really just wanted to thank you for noticing.

    Best,

    David W.

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  2. David Weinberger

    David, thanks for the link and liking my book.I’d just pick one nit with what you’ve said: The Internet is already regulated. The Congress, the courts and the FCC have all weighed in. That’s what killed your local ISPs. Anyway, I really just wanted to thank you for noticing.Best,David W.

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  3. beltzner

    Dude, I told you about “Small Pieces, Loosely Joined” like a billion times, and offered to lend it to you like, half a billion of those times.

    Sheesh. Here I am, takin’ hits for you, and all you can do is dole out … more hits. ;)

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  4. beltzner

    Dude, I told you about “Small Pieces, Loosely Joined” like a billion times, and offered to lend it to you like, half a billion of those times.Sheesh. Here I am, takin’ hits for you, and all you can do is dole out … more hits. ;)

    Reply

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