Saturday, August 14, 2004

Spectrum As A Public Good

Clay Shirky on The Possibility of Spectrum As A Public Good.

A very lucid article on spectrum and property rights using Wi-Fi as an existence proof and case study showing the benefits that might accrue from unlicensed spectrum and clear, open standards and interoperability. It's not a technical rant like David Reed is a fond of, not too 'political' like Kevin Werbach who you know only writes to try to influence the FCC and it's not simple exposition... Shirky does some of the best writing on technology in general (decentralization, networks, the web, publishing, software) and what he terms Social Software and communities in particular. Check out all his other writings or the Many-to-Many site.

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