Friday, August 27, 2004

The Future of the Internet at 7,900 Feet

A l33t time was had by all at the Progress & Freedom Foundation's Aspen Technology Summit X. The presenters were informative, the surroundings refined and the cocktail receptions generous. Speaker highlights include FCC Chairman Michael Powell at lunch on Monday and ICANN co-founder Esther Dyson and FTC Commissioner Orson Swindle at that evening's informal working dinner on Internet governance.

Telecom executives mixed with university professors and policy wonks to the general edification of all. I especially liked the comments Dan Gillmor of the San Jose Mercury-News gave on Tuesday about blogs and the future of media, many no doubt taken from his new book, We the Media: Grassroots Journalism by the People, for the People.


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