[discuss] [governance] [ciresearchers] NETmundial documentsonline for comment

Brian E Carpenter brian.e.carpenter at gmail.com
Sun Apr 20 22:17:57 UTC 2014

On 20/04/2014 21:20, michael gurstein wrote:
> Thanks for the reference Avri and I've now had a chance to take a look at
> your paper...
> Useful, but I'm not sure how far it advances the discussion...
> What I noticed in the paper and in effectively all of the "academic"
> discussions on global (Internet) governance is that it completely ignores
> the elephant in the room i.e. that global (Internet) governance is no long
> about how to move bits and bytes around efficiently and effectively (if it
> ever was).  Now, and with ever-increasing importance, global (Internet)
> governance is about how vast reaches of Internet based wealth and power are
> managed and distributed.  

These are issues of how society is governed, not about how
the Internet is governed. After all, as you suggest, 90% of
wealth and power are *not* mediated by the Internet.

NETmundial is certainly doomed to total failure if it takes on
the questions of wealth and power.


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