Rheingold, author of Smart Mobs, had planned to talk about the social implications of millions of cell phones and peer-to-peer connected PCs, but switched topics at the last minute to deliver a more urgent message to the hundreds of technologists in the conference audience.:: posted by Donald Melanson, 9:43 PM |
He told the assembled programmers and developers to lobby politically for their right to innovate, but also to figure out ways to move around political and legislative barriers.
"What you know that they don't is that you can build technologies that will be as astonishing in a few years as wireless and the Internet is now," he said. "Defend your freedom to innovate."
Friday, April 25, 2003