Browsing All posts tagged under »Canada ICT policy«

World Summit on the Information Society: Looking Back and Looking Forward: My Comments To a WSIS +10 Review Plenary

February 25, 2013

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Thus, looking forward I see that the issues of digital economic justice, digital equality and digital inequality as well as digital inclusion will develop alongside and partially displace issues of the digital divide as the primary pre-occupation to be addressed as we go forward to WSIS +10 and beyond in the task of building an Internet for all and an Internet that enables in the broadest public interest and towards the broadest possible public good.

Should “Open Government Data” be a Product or a Service (and why does it matter?)

February 3, 2013

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But why shouldn't we think of "open data" as a "service" where the open data rather than being characterized by its "thingness" or its unchangeable quality as a "product", can be understood as an on-going interactive and iterative process of co-creation between the data supplier and the end-user; where the outcome is as much determined by the needs and interests of the user as by the resources and pre-existing expectations of the data provider.

WCIT-Lots of Losers But Guess Who Won?

December 15, 2012

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Well the WCIT seems to be over and not surprisingly there are many many losers...

De-Universalizing Access! Is there a Conspiracy to Electronically “Kettle” the Poor in Digital Dead Zones and What This Means for the Social Contract?

June 3, 2012

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Is there a conspiracy to “kettle” the poor, the marginalized, the socially excluded in digital dead zones and use this to deny them access to social benefits?

Gmail Hell, Day 4: Dealing with the Borg (Or “Being Evil” Without Really Thinking About It

February 25, 2012

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I'm an email guy. I live (and live and maybe one day I'll die) with email...

Measuring the Unmeasurable (Internet) and Why It Matters

September 25, 2011

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perhaps of greatest significance from the perspective of Civil Society and of communities is the overall absence of measurement and thus inclusion in the economic accounting of the value of the contributions provided to, through and on the Internet of various voluntary and not-for-profit initiatives and activities

“Measuring the Internet Economy” from a Civil Society Perspective

September 1, 2011

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Among other things I’m involved in a variety of discussions in several venues on Civil Society and the Internet. This below is part of my contribution to one of those discussions and specifically on how to “measure the Internet economy” in this instance from a Civil Society perspective. One of the basic understandings of the […]