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This is a recording of a Macromedia Director application that was built to commemorate the 50th anniversary of Bush's 1945 "As we may think" paper. The application was built by Dynamic Diagrams and was distributed at the ACM SIGIR conference in 1995.

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As We May Think By Vannevar Bush (July 1945)

Net Neutrality

Net Neutrality Explained by the free software foundation.

Ken Jordan Toward 2012 -Web Democracy

Ken Jordan is the co-founder of evolver and www.realitysandwich.com, he is a pioneer in the field of alternative social networks and strong advocate of an unregulated internet. This episode explores the initial motivations for creating the internet, and how it differs in its structure from previous means of mass communication.

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Net Neutrality

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Internet Radicalisation

Posted on www.whitehouse.gov, the National Security Council’s “Strategy for Winning the War on Terror” states the following:  

“Subcultures of conspiracy and misinformation. Terrorists recruit more effectively from populations whose information about the world is contaminated by falsehoods and corrupted by conspiracy theories. The distortions keep alive grievances and filter out facts that would challenge popular prejudices and self-serving propaganda.” 

On Monday, October 16, 2006 , Fatherland Security Chief Chertoff stated that an “area of concern” is the threat of “plots involving local communities, American citizens, who may become radicalized over the Internet . . . .”

Here we see that another basic principle is at stake the freedom of information its self. The internet is not just the home of a few radicalised nutters it is also a source of mainstream newspaper articles and declassified documents and of course many government websites. It is the free forum where anybody may argue their case for anything at all. But I do not think that the Whitehouse is afraid of conspiracy theorists but far more that their on ideas are questioned rather than quietly accepted.





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