A look at the past week's online Berkman conversations. For a complete picture, please visit our Berkman aggregator.
"I study the future of the Internet from the perspective of wanting to maintain its “generativity”—its capacity to produce extraordinary change for the good of the world. A profoundly fortuitous set of historical circumstances has led to an “open” Internet and PC, open in the sense of allowing anyone, anywhere, to produce code— software—and to distribute it costlessly and instantly to the world...." Jonathan Zittrain, "Stop Badware Manifesto"
"So what do we know? We know that they - like everybody else doing internet information services in China - are committing evil. But I want to get a better sense for exactly where they rank on the evil scale...." Rebecca MacKinnon, "Google in China: degrees of evil"
"The Internet has always been a playground of externalities. It's useful to me because of what others contribute, so what makes it easier for others to participate increases Internet value. Consider blogging software...." Wendy Seltzer, "Spyware as an ecosystem blight"
Lawrence Lessig posts a video presentation on whether Google Book Search is protected by Fair Use. Lawrence Lessig's post