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Posts on ‘January 7th, 2006’

A Dangerous Question

Reporters Without Borders, an organization that wants to protect and encourage free speech around the world, asks a big question: “Do Internet companies need to be regulated to ensure they respect free expression?” There’s a surface appeal to this proposal. But it gives me the shivers. The idea is impractical, for one thing. And if […]

The Fate of Newspapers

Michael Kinsley: Black and White and Dead All Over. And so, at last, there are two piles of paper: a short one of stuff to read, and a tall one of stuff to throw away. Unfortunately, many people are taking the logic of this process one step further. Instead of buying a paper in order […]