This is a talk I will be giving at the 2017 SIGCIS meeting, Command Lines: Continue reading “Social Relations and Routing Architectures (SIGCIS / Command Lines 2017)”
I wrote this for The Maintainers conference .
Introduction: There’s Never Been Freedom of Anything in Cyberspace
I want to begin by discussing the context in which John Perry Barlow wrote his Declaration of the Independence of Cyberspace from Davos in 1996. For those unaware, Barlow was on a writing deadline, at a party, with the world’s business elite. He went back to his hotel, typed out the Declaration, emailed it out to some hundreds of friends, and the rest is (cyber-)history. Continue reading “The Dependence of Cyberspace”