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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?

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IOC Admits Internet Censorship Deal With China (Slashdot)

Slashdot | IOC Admits Internet Censorship Deal With China

So why did we have to have the games in China again? I can understand why liberals don’t mind, they love communism and hate US law, but aren’t human rights a popular cause?

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The Mundaneum Museum Honors the First Concept of the World Wide Web (NYTimes.com)

The Mundaneum Museum Honors the First Concept of the World Wide Web – NYTimes.com

Turns out a Belgian had already invented the basis forthe Internet before Vannevar Bush wrote his paper.