Wither the Interweb?

Continuing the discussion about what the Interweb is (and what it isn't), Lawrence Lessig has a video of a talk he gave at the Center for American Progress last June, "The Withering of the Net."

Interesting quote: "Republicans invented the Internet."

No, really - he's right about this. Listen to the talk; I guarantee it will give you plenty to think about.

If you want a similar take on the same theme, check out the 2003 essay by Searls and Weinberger, "World of Ends: What the Internet Is and How to Stop Mistaking It for Something Else."

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