[NetBehaviour] From Zittrain to Aristotle in 600 words.
marc.garrett at furtherfield.org
Sun Mar 9 23:55:37 CET 2008
From Zittrain to Aristotle in 600 words.
Tony Curzon Price
From the page: "JZ's thesis goes roughly that the Net is in danger: the
openness that allowed it to flourish sows the seeds of its closure.
Pragmatic, expert-driven communities "got things done" on the Net, all
the way from the protocol stack in the Internet's innards to its Domain
Name Server (DNS) system to Wikipedia. But forces of organised interests
that do not play by the rules, like malware peddlers, identity thieves
and spammers are allowing another army of interests---corporate
protectionists, often--- to demand centralised, authoritarian solutions.
This is the future of the Net unless we stop it. The lecture---and
forthcoming book, I presume---are about how we navigate the perils
ahead. First JZ's taxonomy of organisational forms."
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