Changes between Version 10 and Version 11 of ussf_book_chapter


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Timestamp:
Sep 22, 2008, 10:15:18 AM (12 years ago)
Author:
Jamie McClelland
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I'm changing the sentence about the people who have built the Internet from "usually without pay" to "often without pay" to reflect dkg's concerns about accuracy since many of the people who built the Internet were paid by their University, nonprofit, or corporation to make these contributions.

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    1717We reach across the boundaries of nations, over the seemingly insurmountable walls of culture, across the deep and often treacherous oceans of conflict and pain in our specific histories. We turn our backs on all that to focus on what's important and what's at stake: our survival.
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    19 And we have built the Internet. We built this technology ourselves: nurturing and using it, making it popular, improving and growing it...massive networks of people (many of whom have never met) in every continent, working together usually without pay or compensation of any kind other than to have done it.
     19And we have built the Internet. We built this technology ourselves: nurturing and using it, making it popular, improving and growing it...massive networks of people (many of whom have never met) in every continent, working together often without pay or compensation of any kind other than to have done it.
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    2121And we use it -- 1.3 billion of us -- and in the process of using it we communicate in ways we never have up to now. We are able to tell each other more about ourselves, to show ourselves, to report on our lives every day, to share our ideas. We are able to listen and to share the lives of others: a greater number of others than ever before in places we have never seen.