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FORWARD WITH FIBER: An Infrastructure Investment Plan for the New Administration

Essay by Doc Searls In 1803, Thomas Jefferson presided over the country’s first economic stimulus package: the Louisiana Purchase. For a sum of $23 million and change, the U.S. doubled its territory and became a world power. Wouldn’t it be cool to do a deal like that today? We can, through infrastructure investment — not […]

Framing the Net

essay by Doc Searls We’re always talking about something else. Regardless of the subject at hand, we have other subjects in mind that help us say what we mean. According to cognitive science, all of our thought and speech is metaphorical. That is, we understand everything in terms of something else. For example, time is […]