The Withering of the Net

On June 16, 2006, Professor Lawrence Lessig gave a talk at the Center for American Progress entitled "The Withering of the Net: How DC Pathologies are Undermining the Growth and Wealth of the Net."

In just under 40 minutes, Lessig delivered a stunning performance, documenting his assertion that the Internet was created by Republicans and discussing the Read Only (RO) and Read Write (RW) Internet(s). Professor Lessig gives a tongue-in-cheek interpretation of the history of the Internet freedom we now enjoy.

For the younger generation that takes the freedom of the internet for granted, much of Web 2.0 is about access to music videos. Here is an amusing song and video about blogging and web 2.0 by David Leeking.

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