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

Pindar Wong pindar.wong at gmail.com
Tue Apr 29 01:15:53 UTC 2014

A butterfly flaps its wings in Brazil
The Times
They Are A-Changin


On Tue, Apr 29, 2014 at 1:33 AM, John Curran <jcurran at istaff.org> wrote:

> “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
> >
> FYI,
> /John
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