[discuss] Current drive
jcurran at istaff.org
Fri Apr 4 15:14:47 UTC 2014
On Apr 4, 2014, at 10:59 AM, michael gurstein <gurstein at gmail.com> wrote:
> I think that as the significance and scope of deployment of the Internet grows and the Internet becomes even more ubiquitous the calls for (and arguments in support of) seeing the Internet as a (global?) public utility operating (i.e. being “governed”) “in the public interest” are growing apace at least outside of circles dominated by a neo-liberal ideology.
By that logic, should we not also "govern" the design and functionality of the actual
devices used to access the Internet? I am having trouble understanding why we'd
be so careless in allowing a variety of software and hardware designs, given the
need for consistent "utility-like" delivery, and certainly we could make a major impact
in areas such as security and spam if the configuration was not left to the vagaries
of actual users... ;-)
Disclaimer: my views alone.
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