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Don't Take Digital Innovation for Granted

Jan 25, 2011, 15:03 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Steve Anderson)

[ Thanks to Barbara I. Irwin for this link. ]

"In my Jan. 2009 column I encouraged readers to make opening the media in Canada their 2010 resolution. I asserted that 2010 would be a pivotal year for communities working to open communication in Canada and beyond. And so here we are in 2011, and it appears that indeed there is a growing community focused on openness, the open Internet at its core.

"For example, Over 22,000 people and counting have signed the Stop The Meter petition, demonstrating widespread discontent with big telecom companies who are attempting to hogtie competing indie Internet service providers (ISPs) and make the Internet much more expensive to use.

"Add to this the global movement to defend the open platform of information that is Wikileaks, and many other initiatives like the Mozilla Drumbeat project, and we can see a community gathering in favour of open communication, both domestically and internationally. While there's more work to be done in coalescing this community under a common frame, progress is being made."

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