Doc Searls

Doc Searls

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While known as one of the pioneers of the blogging movement, Doc is also a veteran journalist who has served for many years as Senior Editor of Linux Journal. He also co-authored (with fellow Berkman veteran David Weinberger and two others) The Cluetrain Manifesto, a 2000 bestseller that remains one of the most widely cited works of the Internet age. In 2005 Doc received the Google-O'Reilly Open Source Award for Best Communicator. In "The World is Flat," Thomas L. Friedman calls Doc "one of the most respected technology writers in America." Full bio here.

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Reframing the Infrastructure Debate

Fast and reliable infrastructure of any kind is good for business. That it's debatable for the Internet shows we still don't understand what the Internet i -- or how, compared to what it costs to build and maintain other forms of infrastructure, it's damned cheap, with economic and social leverage in the extreme. Here's a thought exercise... Imagine no Internet: no data on phones, no ethernet or wi-fi connections at home - or anywhere. No email, no Google, no Facebook, no Amazon, no Skype. That's what we would have if designing the Internet had been left up to phone and cable companies... more

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