Lessig and the generational transformation

by Lee Hopkins on January 15, 2009 · 2 comments

in clippings,ethics,politics

Read Lawrence Lessig's post by clicking on this imageLawrence Lessig  with a brief comment on an op-ed in the WSJ:

From the op-ed in yesterday’s Wall Street Journal by IBM chairman and CEO Sam Palmisano, "Let’s Spend on Broadband and the Power Grid":

We shouldn’t undertake projects simply for the sake of creating economic activity. Rather than just stimulate, we should transform.

The point could be made more strongly: If we’re lucky, we get the chance for this kind of transformation once a generation. It would be a scandal on the scale of the last 8 years to fritter it away.

Absolutely! It’s a pity that our Australian politicians are too afraid to spend on broadband infrastructure, despite their claims to the contrary.


  • http://blogs.cisco.com/ John Earnhardt

    Cisco CEO John Chambers stated much the same in an op-ed in this past Sunday’s San Jose (CA) Mercury News.

    He states, in part: “Our economic challenges are too dire to merely rely on Band-Aids. It’s time to broadband our economy. The innovation, the productivity and the growth that is possible with a proper broadband infrastructure is nearly limitless. The time to act is now. Doing so will not only help stabilize and stimulate a recovery but create the foundation for long-term prosperity and competitiveness.” Full op-ed here: http://www.mercurynews.com/opinion/ci_11425709

    John Earnhardt’s last blog post..Collaboration is Critical to Educational System Transformation

  • http://blogs.cisco.com John Earnhardt

    Cisco CEO John Chambers stated much the same in an op-ed in this past Sunday’s San Jose (CA) Mercury News.

    He states, in part: “Our economic challenges are too dire to merely rely on Band-Aids. It’s time to broadband our economy. The innovation, the productivity and the growth that is possible with a proper broadband infrastructure is nearly limitless. The time to act is now. Doing so will not only help stabilize and stimulate a recovery but create the foundation for long-term prosperity and competitiveness.” Full op-ed here: http://www.mercurynews.com/opinion/ci_11425709

    John Earnhardt’s last blog post..Collaboration is Critical to Educational System Transformation

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