Forty days left

It’s really fun to work on OneWebDay. This is the crucial buildup time, because t’s only 40 days away. A couple of new kinds of OWD projects are bubbling up – I wish I could announce the details, but it’s too soon to do that. So consider this a cross-promotion post: What would you like to do to help the Internet of the future? For ideas, go to OneWebDay In A Box. Many thanks to Matthew Burton for thinking hard about Ten Ways To Help the Web. 1.  If you’re…

Freedom to Connect — remarks today.

Many thanks to David Isenberg for inviting me to speak today.  Here is a copy of my notes for today’s talk. Life is short, so I have put on the screen an image of a clock whose hands are close to midnight. It’s always good to have a sense of urgency, both in movies and in talks like this one.  And to face the big questions. Here’s one::  What makes a life significant?:  There’s an essay by William James with this title that I look back to.  James says that…

OneWebDay, Sept. 22, 2008 – nine months away

OneWebDay is an Earth Day for the internet that takes place each Sept. 22. The first OneWebDay took place in 2006 – in 2008, it falls on a Monday. We’re going to create “OneWebDay In A Box” kits this year, with suggestions about events and activities to plan. If you’d like to contribute to this effort, OneWebDay is a Cause on Facebook – you’re one click (okay, several clicks) away from donating. There are substantial threats to the free flow of information online, all over the world. Many governments censor…

A thousand posts

Four Septembers ago, I started this blog. It’s mostly been a delight, a homecoming each day, to be here and write a little. Today is my thousandth post. So I’ll keep it short. Enough already! First, for Kaliya Hamlin, who has to go through life rhyming with an overbearing regulatory cost-shifting scheme, a big congratulations for the upcoming She’sGeeky unconference on Oct. 22-23. I can’t be there, but I’m with you in spirit. Second, for everyone that’s had anything to do with OneWebDay all around the world, a huge thanks…