[discuss] The Economist on NETmundial - "An online Risorgimento"

John Curran jcurran at istaff.org
Mon Apr 28 17:33:41 UTC 2014

“IF WE want things to stay as they are, things will have to change.” The words, uttered by a Sicilian aristocrat on the eve of Italian unification in Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa’s classic “The Leopard”, neatly sum up the sentiment at NETmundial. The big internet-governance powwow held in São Paulo on April 23rd-24th brought together 1,200-odd participants, including government officials, boffins, representatives of NGOs and business from 97 countries. Most shared a desire to prevent the internet's break-up. This, many believe, requires an overhaul of the way it is run."

Full story - <http://www.economist.com/blogs/babbage/2014/04/internet-governance#sthash.aoDnW5Kq.dpbs>


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