Sunday, April 16, 2006

Larry Lessig has called Yochai Benkler the leading intellectual of the information age, and I must say his new book is impressive. Of course, it helps when he says things like:

"Here and there throughout this book you will encounter instances where I suggest that the state could play constructive roles, if it stopped listening to incumbents for long enough to realize this. These include, for example, municipal funding of neutral broadband networks..."

I'm not making this up -- it's on p.23:

Wealth Of Networks