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exciting news. at our ABRAHAM_OBAMA party wednesday will be andrew brokos, my best living proof next to howard lederer that poker is a game of skill, known online as foucault, the poker philosopher. who is currently playing in the world series of poker. he is returning to boston on monday and will come to our party. it’s a great opportunity for us to hear his stories and celebrate his achievements at the tournament. if you know anyone who would be interested in meeting him or playing poker please invite him or her to join us at galleryXIV 450 harrison st in the south end at 7pm on Wednesday JULY !6 2008. fern and i will provide wine beer snacks. and hopefully music. please respond with thoughts suggestions contributions of any sort and please try to attend. we’ll have a lot of fun.


look what comes from andrew in the morning email



i want to thank everybody for coming here today and especially the people who were here from the beginning

eric wiseman
tom smuts
dave marglin
jon zittrain
john perry barlow
larry lessig
alex and wendy
myles berkman
fern and eric saltzman

we are here to talk about the future of the net.

my vision of the future of the net is the same as the vision i enunciated ten years ago.

cyberspace is an integrated media realm of stories told and shared by digitally connected and enabled hearts and minds.
WE are the Future of the Internet. We have good stories to live and to tell.
let us make our stories represent our values of
open code
open access
open talk
open education
let’s bridge the digital divide
let’s build the commons of the net

blog it

please. each of you who attended our i*s berkman session, face to face or web. what happened. what question peaked your interest. use our means to light consideration of these issues. please blog our lexis nexis evening. please, everyone.

community is like a ship at sea. whose hero is gibson. link together what is happening here into a human net of global voices. everyman to take the helm in a chorus of voices rising from the universities of the world in concert with overmundo.

kevin back in jamaica, cyberone coming to a close in second life, ethan ready to put us together with croquet to see if we can get the ball rolling toward a vibrant open source metaverse.

focus on my class

i’ve been keeping a journal on the wiki of my Evidence class and finding that the focus of my blogattention has shifted from here to there.


[email – read from bottom up]

Date: Mon, 21 Nov 2005 06:17:43 -0500
To: Roberto Mangabeira Unger “unger”
From: Charles Nesson “nesson”
Subject: Re: Jamaica/Brazil + China
Cc: ronaldo Lemos”rlemos”

Roberto — Are you interested?


[email – read from bottom up]

Date: Mon, 21 Nov 2005 06:17:43 -0500
To: Roberto Mangabeira Unger
From: Charles Nesson
Subject: Re: Jamaica/Brazil + China
Cc: “ronaldo Lemos” ,

Are you interested?


Go to the Berkman Center home page,
Read the filtering report on Tunisia and consider its implications.
Read my blog response to Jimmy Wales,
Consider how you would address national regimes of the world on how they should think about filtering their national information space.


At 03:49 PM 11/15/2005, you wrote:
OK, but how in the future what can we do with regard to these international meetings?
At 02:27 PM 11/15/2005, you wrote:
You are late. This is the World Summit i spoke about with you back when you appeared to be curious about a cyber strategy for your campaign. WSIS – google it.

At 12:46 PM 11/15/2005, you wrote:
I don;t even know what WSIS is. How then can I be on top of what’s happening there?
At 11:36 AM 11/15/2005, you wrote:

Are you on top of what’s happening at WSIS?


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The Jah Cure Saga

The Victim
heard what she had to say

The Charged, Convicted, Sentenced and Serving

hear what he has to say.

This is Jah Cure. He’s recording in the computer lab at Tower Street.

The Issues are Jamaica’s.

CyberStrategy Jamaica will invent open process to allow Jamaica to consider and resolve issues that divide it. This is CyberStrategy.

Hey Ben – WhatZappinin

I was prodded to dig The Dark Side out of the files at the urging of Ben Walker.

metaphor of memory.


Mangabeira — Again

This morning when I went to show Roberto the entry on my blog with our audio interview, to my complete bafflement the blog entry for Mangabeira is gone! Some genie in the bottle, computer gods once again at work. In any event here again, my interview with Roberto, who is running for the presidency of Brazil.

Here’s the short video that introduced Roberto to the Brazilian electorate, and Roberto’s description of his personal commitment to Brazil.