Larry Lessig on Michael Powell and the FCC’s attitude towards spectrum
Larry thinks that Michael (son of Colin) Powell may, in the long run, come to be more famous than his father. Why? Because the FCC Chairman is beginning to flirt with the idea that maybe the electromagnetic spectrum should be a commons rather than a monopoly resource to be allocated or sold by government. This links with my earlier pointer to David Reed’s conjecture that the notion of finite spectrum is based on a fundamental misconception.