Will politics and business fix the Internet?

Personal Democracy Forum 2010 is on in New York City, June 3 – 4, and always worth going to. The lead question this year is “Can the Internet fix politics?”

I fear it is more likely that politics and business will fix the Internet (and what a fix it will be), but I hope I’m wrong.

On these occasions, I like to recall Bertolt Brecht’s essay on the radio and think about the distance from what “can” be done to what “will”, and who might make the difference between one and the other.

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