Monday, January 06, 2003

Why is it so hard to get people interested in IT related public policy?

At the GlobalCN Congress in Montreal in October '02, which I attended, there was considerable discussion on the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS).

The WSIS will, I predict, be manipulated by the multinational corporations, and their cohorts in Washington, to make the Internet a less free place over the next five years.

What can we do about it?

There is a fascinating web site called TakingITGlobal which provides a forum for youth from across the world to discuss all kinds of issues. One of its initiatives is a youth caucus for the WSIS.

Check it out.

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