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The Leap Manifesto Revised as Though Information Technology and the Internet Matter

April 25, 2016


  The Leap Manifesto is an important document and one that is having significant impacts at the moment in certain political areas. The document as an attempt to link an environmentalist approach to a broader social and economic critique and a statement on ways forward, breaks new ground in the Canadian context and presents significant […]

Repurposing Post Offices as Community Innovation Hubs: Digital Inclusion, Equity and Deconcentration

April 15, 2016


  Canada has a new and socially active government after 10 years of darkness and regression under our former Conservative Prime Minister.  Among the areas that they have signaled (and provided budgetary support for) is the extension of Broadband Internet capability into Canada’s rural and remote regions.  As well, the government has begun making steps […]

The A4AI Discussion: A Summation

April 5, 2016


As some of you will know my blogpost(1) which presents a detailed critique of the A4AI (the Alliance for an Affordable Internet) “Best Practices” document; and blogpost(2) which presents a detailed alternative set of “Best Practices” were circulated over the last couple of weeks. These have generated quite a lengthy and sometimes heated discussion on […]