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Internet Access Is Not a Human Right (NYT)

“There is a high bar for something to be considered a human right. Loosely put, it must be among the things we as humans need in order to lead healthy, meaningful lives, like freedom from torture or freedom of conscience. It is a mistake to place any particular technology in this exalted category, since over time we will end up valuing the wrong things.”

via Internet Access Is Not a Human Right – NYTimes.com.

Cerf is right of course. How would you feel if everyone got a pickaxe at birth without ever needing one?