At last — a major US politician who understands the significance of end-to-end
Thanks to Larry Lessig for this:
In a paper on Innovation released by the Lieberman campaign today, Senator Joe Lieberman writes, ‘Ensure that the Internet continues to provide an open platform for innovation: The Internet is different from the phone network and radio and broadcast television in important ways. It is easier for individuals and small organizations to be producers as well as consumers of information. The Internet allows for ‘many to many’ communication as opposed to the ‘one to many’ communication of broadcast television. Innovation can occur at the edge of the network. A student, an independent software developer, or a small high-tech company can come up with an idea for a new application, protocol, or kind of content. If enough people find it useful or worthwhile, this idea can spread like wildfire. Even as the Internet evolves, it important to ensure that it continues to provide an open platform for rapid and decentralized innovation, and for the exchange of ideas.’
End to End has gone presidential.