i’ve just succeeded in getting up a video clip of a point in zittrain’s inaugural. here, take a look at the cutting edge. i’d like to put up clips of his most interesting thoughts, and a bit of response. in this clip z shows us an example of differential pricing on the net (different prices depending on what the pricing algorithm knows about you) and wonders whether it will become a reality, and whether it’s good or bad.
for better or worse our environment calls forth all that can survive and thrive either as story or business plan, consonant with development by chance and the inventive mind of man.
with law bloggers last night and today, ann althouse , solum, berman, orin , conglomerate, dan solove- Concurring Opinions, paul. paul’s given me a few moments to close the program at the end of the afternoon, now maybe 30 minutes away. im’ing away with z in oxford with the webcst.
peter lattman from wsj recognizes that the audience is ready to get the hell out of here. nice.
I can translate Bush-speak into plainer English for the purpose of fending off those Bush haters and Bush lovers who are reading more than they need to into his words.
He’s said that people who want to be citizens should learn English, and to say that is not to say that they shouldn’t also speak Spanish, just that wanting to be a part of the country should include wanting to be able to interact with the people here who do speak English. And he’s saying that people who want to be citizens should want to learn to sing the anthem along with the rest of us, as we’ve sung it since it was written, in English. That doesn’t mean you can’t also sing it in Spanish.
right on alhouse. how about english speaking people wanting to be able to interact with the people here who speak spanish. i love listening to this anthem, hearing anew what i’ve heard only in english all my life. i’d like to hear it in all the languages of america from all the people to whom the banner belongs.
ann and i agree, blogging is art.
dan solove (concurring opinions) describes my concluding remarks:
Charles Nesson: Ok, get the hell out of here and crawl back into your caves. . . “
zittrain’s inaugural offers a new way to think about privacy.
think of privacy as your space, but instead of worrying so much about defending it, think about expanding it.
z paints the powers of complimentary personal space. he envisions technology enabling us to expand our space by allowing us to be more aware of who and what is in it. in his vision we will move in cyberspace with a set of connections that express our identity.
i want to assign z’s inaugural lecture to my students. i’d like to break it up into pieces digestible on the web, each a focal point for thought.
i’d like to see the university world focus on the challenge z puts to universities to recognize and realize their capacity for generating, vetting, preserving and distributing knowledge – open access.