We talked about the Internet and Wikipedia and how facts and history are being collectively created online.
I definitely feel like my blog is going edgy to broad and boring.
However, as I read criticisms in the comments and on other blogs about what I write, I have become increasingly sensitive about what I say here.
Google is in an amazing position to be the target of tons of lawsuits that will set precedent for many important things for us on the Internet.
Blogging was another important way of solving the freedom of expression and flow of information I was after and there was Six Apart.
The most important thing I learned in school was how to touch type.
I talked about the barriers created by monopolies. I said that it was the role of government to break up these monopolies and that we couldn't do it alone.
The idea of trying to fight against extremism was written off as naive.
When there is a huge force pressing down on freedoms, sub-cultures with more creativity and power are likely to form.
For some reason, I grew up generally believing that Japan and Korea were quite friendly. I do know that there is some bad history and the extremists on both sides are unreasonable.
I have had a great deal of interaction with Koreans and feel a fairly strong bond with Korea.
I fear that my jokes will be misinterpreted and the irony lost. I fear that someone will take offense. I fear that a post will sound boastful.
I think it's important to remember that Hitler was human and that we always need to be aware of the risk allowing anyone to have so much power.
I agree that it is not just the extremists who harbor bad thoughts or engage in bad acts, but they are usually the source of the polarization and try to keep education and communication of the main stream from moving forward.
It would be easy to define terrorism as attacks against human rights and international humanitarian law forbids attacks against innocent non-combatants which is often the definition used for terrorism.
Upholding human rights is not merely compatible with fighting terrorism, it is essential.
If we destroy human rights and rule of law in the response to terrorism, they have won.
This is my first time in Seoul. It's amazing to me that I've never been here before.
It also brings me hope that we can resolve conflicts in our regions by connecting people and fighting against extremism in all of our countries.
Money creates a power relationship between the payer and the payee.
I just believe that the cost of marketing is going to increase and the cost of delivery is going to decrease as the Net gets stronger and mass media gets weaker.
Internet penetration in Italy is quite low and the Berlusconi media machine controls most of what people see.
We have a long way to go before we are able to hear the voices of everyone on earth, but I believe that providing voices and building bridges is essential for the World Peace we all wish for.
I still believe that there are definitely costs to anonymity, but stifling anonymous speech is a huge cost to democracy.
I noticed that democracy was broken and tried to work on fixing that in Japan. Then I realized that it was broken all over the place and decided to work on that too.