There have been some exciting developments as we near the Computers, Freedom & Privacy conference on “Technology Policy ‘08“:
- We are pleased to announce that Clay Shirky will deliver the closing plenary keynote on Friday lunch (5/23). (See my post on the CFP’08 blog.)
- Konstantinos Karachalios of the European Patent Office, who led the “Scenarios of the Future” of IPR report, is the plenary speaker on Thursday evening (5/22).
- A “Letter to the President” collaborative project will take place during the Wed. (5/21) night dinner, when all conference attendees will be collectively putting together a “Letter to the President” on technology policy, which will then go up on the conference wiki for further editing and discussion. The Yale ISP “9.5 Theses” will serve as the reference document for the project.
Tom Slee had a great review of Clay Shirky’s book:
“The questions then become ones of what kind of structures will form and persist in the online world, and if you are going to talk about these questions then you have to address the economics of the problem.”