A great piece by Tim Berners-Lee, who, unlike Al Gore, actually did invent the internet. It’s an extended reading piece, but worth it as it explores the importance of net neutrality, freedom of expression and the importance of the internet to all of us.
Why should you care? Because the Web is yours. It is a public resource on which you, your business, your community and your government depend. The Web is also vital to democracy, a communications channel that makes possible a continuous worldwide conversation. The Web is now more critical to free speech than any other medium. It brings principles established in the U.S. Constitution, the British Magna Carta and other important documents into the network age: freedom from being snooped on, filtered, censored and disconnected.