Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Governing the Web (and Everything Else)

Tapscott, Dan. "Governing the Web (and Everything Else)." The Globe and Mail, December 3, 2012.

From the article: "The successful governance of the Internet to date suggests a completely different form of global co-operation to supplement or even succeed those based on the nation-state, just as the nation-state itself was built on the foundations of earlier forms of government.

The Internet radically drops collaboration costs on a global basis, enabling new models of problem-solving. It’s increasingly clear that governance will be co-owned by a variety of stakeholders, including NGOs, transnational corporations, emerging countries and traditional government entities. Even individuals have an unprecedented ability to participate in global activities." Read more