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Monthly Archives: October 2011
In an interview given in March, left-wing icon Noam Chomsky was asked to give his opinion on the new communication technologies. The following exchange took place between Chomsky and interviewer Jeff Jetton: Jeff Jetton:Do you think people are becoming more … Continue reading
“Islam scholar celebrates Osama bin Laden in anonymous blog” – this is one of the headlines in today’s Politiken (a national Danish newspaper). The article reveals that the anonymous blogger in question is Kasper Mathiesen, a PhD-student at the University … Continue reading
I have just joined the Carnegie Council Global Ethics Network – a network which has been launched in the hope of building a global community dedicated to reimagining international relations for the 21st century. This seems to me to be a … Continue reading
One of the criticisms often voiced against the digital turn and the use of blogs, YouTube and other user-generated media is that they ‘kill our culture and our economy.’ These words are Andrew Keen’s and they form part of the … Continue reading
Copyright is one of those issues that gets more and more complicated with time – at least as far as I am concerned. I’m not thinking of the legal technicalities here – those are obviously very complicated indeed and it … Continue reading
In his A Brief History of the Future: The Origins of the Internet, John Naughton writes: The Internet is as American as apple pie – everyone knows that, right down to the technophobe who sneers contemptuously at the idea of … Continue reading