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The Declaration of Internet Freedom

I started off my morning by reading the Declaration of Independence. I never get tired of reading it or pondering what was going on at the time. It’s hard to transport myself back to July 4th, 1776 but it’s pretty remarkable to think about what was going on that caused 56 people to sign this…

Protect The Internet

Recently, two bills have been introduced into Congress that – if passed – will do irreparable damage to the Internet, entrepreneurship, free speech, and job creation as a result of the continued entrepreneurial activity around the Internet. Fred Wilson has a strong post up titled Protecting The Safe Harbors Of The DMCA And Protecting Jobs that explains the…

The Quora For X

Suddenly the VC/entrepreneur meme for Q1-2011 is “The Quora for X.” Here are two examples from the past few days: Google Ventures Leads $600K Investment In LawPivot, A Quora For Startup Legal Advice Hipster Is Quora Plus Location – Or Q&A For Where You Are Lest you think this is a TechCrunch phenomenon, I’ve received…

Software Beats Network In My Book

Remember rock / paper / scissors?  It’s a beautiful kids game that unlike tic-tac-toe regularly results in a winner.  Paper always beats rock.  Rock always beats scissors.  Scissors always beats paper.  But what happens when you only have two – say “software” and “network”. Whenever I’m at a Silicon Flatirons event, I always get into…

Broadband: Don’t Get Fooled Again

On the eve of the passing of the massive “economic stimulus package” (I was really hoping it was going to be more than 1 trillion so Dr. Evil could start saying “1 trillion dollars”) we are hearing “broadband broadband broadband.”  I’m going to be spending the day tomorrow at the Silicon Flatirons Conference titled The…