BY Steve Crocker | Friday, August 3 2012
Gordon Crovitz has argued that the government really played no role in the creation of the Internet, and others are looking to renegotiate the role of government in its future. To properly understand where the Internet is going, and maybe where it should, techPresident asked Steve Crocker to give his account of the global network's true origins.
Crocker was a UCLA graduate student who helped create the ARPANET back in the late 1960s, and is today the chair of the board of the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, ICANN.
He writes, "Could the Internet have been created by private industry? Without government’s help as funder and convenor? I don’t think so. Here’s why."Read More
BY Nick Judd | Wednesday, August 3 2011
First, the Pentagon used the influence of "experts" appearing on cable TV to spin the news. Then it sought to create fake social media profiles — sockpuppets — to spread and support its message. Now, the ... Read More
BY Micah L. Sifry | Friday, April 30 2010
Something hit me very hard once, thinking about what one little man could do. Think of the Queen Mary -- the whole ship goes by and then comes the rudder. And there's a tiny thing at the edge of the rudder called a trim ... Read More
BY Nancy Scola | Friday, March 12 2010
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