Saturday, March 21, 2009

The Internet's future

The writing is appearing on the walls:

Top Internet Threats: Censorship to Warrantless Surveillance

The greatest invention in all of history is under assault.

If we do nothing, we'll lose it.

The Nation and others are trying to save newspapers, but I disagree. I don't see any future in printed newspapers and the Big Money machines behind them. Good riddance I say. Our efforts should be focused on preserving Internet neutrality and achieving universal access. Splitting our efforts between printed newspapers and the Internet would divide us, and the wouldn't help one bit.

Quoting from an article by Ralph Nader:

The wise early twentieth century judge, Learned Hand, gave us the compass. He wrote these words: "Liberty lies in the hearts of men and women; when it dies there, no constitution, no law, no court can save it."


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