Comments on: Principles for a better Web http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2008/10/30/principles-for-a-better-web/ Thu, 21 Jul 2016 07:57:19 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: Sam http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2008/10/30/principles-for-a-better-web/#comment-270 Sat, 01 Nov 2008 22:07:51 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=166#comment-270 Reply to ewok:

Unfortunately, there will always be corruption. If you think we have too much freedom on the net, I suggest you move to China where the internet is heavily regulated.

Freedom is simple; You can do whatever you want to yourself as long as you don’t use force or coercion on others. If someone forces you to do something we have a police and court system you can use to protect yourself with.

Bottom line: We’re never going to have a “perfect” utopian society. I’d rather live in a free society than a society under the control of a few people… Because history proves that eventually those people in control will always abuse their power. We have to understand that humanity is imperfect and that freedom works best.

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By: old ewok http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2008/10/30/principles-for-a-better-web/#comment-252 Fri, 31 Oct 2008 22:03:41 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=166#comment-252 The web culture is an example what happens when humans do not have laws to live by…you get chaos…All of mankinds problems and corruptions are simple amplified on the net because there is too much freedom…humans become corrupt whith out laws…

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By: Armand Bogaarts http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2008/10/30/principles-for-a-better-web/#comment-233 Fri, 31 Oct 2008 15:11:34 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=166#comment-233 Web culture is about open mindedness, autonomy, liberty, self-determination, creativity. It transcends race, social status, gender, nationality, location and religion. It promisses to become an important driver of a new world order fighting despotism and collectivism. If only it can take hold in the real world. The GNI initiative is a step towards that goal. Congratulations.

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By: Liz W http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2008/10/30/principles-for-a-better-web/#comment-231 Fri, 31 Oct 2008 14:30:53 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=166#comment-231 Maybe I’m being pedantic, but that first sentence was written very poorly. No, on second thought, it’s not pedantry on my part – it took from my ability to understand the article. Surely the number of people online using mobile devices is a subset of the total number of people who are online? It makes no sense to say a billion people are online and 3 times that number are online using mobile devices. And one never uses the word “amount” to refer to people, but “number”.

I remain mystified.

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By: Sam http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2008/10/30/principles-for-a-better-web/#comment-217 Fri, 31 Oct 2008 07:52:18 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=166#comment-217 The internet is so successful because it isn’t regulated by politicians.

Take for example the housing and banking sectors. Those two sectors are two of the most politician regulated sectors in our economy, and it’s no wonder they’ve failed. The auto industry is also heavily regulated (It’s failing). The airline industry (It’s failing). The healthcare industry (It’s failing). When politicians get involved by inventing their own rules, taxing, and/or subsidizing, they distort the marketplace and reduce competition, reduce efficiency, and reduce quality.

We need to leave the internet alone and we can use our court system and police forces to punish those who commit crimes online. Freedom works much better than political central planning.

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By: James Harris http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2008/10/30/principles-for-a-better-web/#comment-187 Thu, 30 Oct 2008 17:13:50 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=166#comment-187 I question any participation in such effort by Google, Inc. that has engaged in the largest abuses of privacy, property and civil rights than any of the companies mentioned in scale of financial measure. Further that Yahoo’s Yang’s appology is noble yet covers the greater concern that nothing has been done by the US Government and that the financial stakeholders microsoft, google and yahoo do not have a legitimate place in an argument about the protections of Civil Rights and Liberties as well as Property Thefts as demonstrated by Google, inc. towards authors and innovators.

That a whole new regulatory system is required and should be moved into law with great expediency to protect the public and most specifically from Google, Inc. The largest violator that has shown no ability for self regulation, poor ethics of management and no redeeming moral characteristics as a company involved significantly in the sector.

Further the experimental classified programs of the bush administration security agencies, their victims and damages should be disclosed to the public prior to any legislation regarding new principals of governance of untrammeled internet corporations and their ample abuses of Civil Rights.

I know well of what I speak.

www.genusi.com/main.aspx

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By: Josh http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2008/10/30/principles-for-a-better-web/#comment-182 Thu, 30 Oct 2008 15:47:24 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=166#comment-182 Microsoft should start by following webstandars with IE…

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By: Ian Kemmish http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2008/10/30/principles-for-a-better-web/#comment-177 Thu, 30 Oct 2008 15:18:19 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=166#comment-177 Now if only a talking shop were an effective weapon against cybercrime, which is the only malign Internet issue which affects the rest of us….

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