Tuesday, May 22, 2007

6 requirements for a Tech President

Looking from India, which has long been ruled by geriatric guys in their seventies, unaware of how technology can improve lives of people (apart from the ubiquitous cellphone) and how bad Global Warming really is, it is amusing to know about the 6 requirements of a Techie President for America as listed by Andrew Rasiej and Micah Sifry, who also founded the Personal Democracy Forum.

It is amusing because here most people draw a blank when asked about Youtube style of politics, for example.

The six requirements are as follows:
1. Declare the Internet a public good.
2. Commit to providing affordable high-speed wireless Internet access nationwide, along with protecting and expanding unlicensed spectrum for public use, and make the Internet a reliable part of our infrastructure….
3. Declare a “Net Neutrality” standard forbidding Internet service providers from discriminating among content based on origin, application or type.
4. Instead of “No Child Left Behind,” our goal should be “Every Child Connected.”
5. Commit to building a Connected Democracy where it becomes commonplace for local as well as national government proceedings to be heard by anyone any time and over time.
6. Create a National Tech Corps

Via Buzzmachine



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