Interview on the history + future of the Net

Jerry Brito, a tech thinker and writer for Time Magazine interviewed me about my recent book, A history of the Internet and the digital future as part of his ‘Surprisingly Free’ podcast series with techies. Jerry has an interesting background: he’s an academic, but he has also lead some interesting projects – see below – and has a interesting take on tech regulation.

  •, an alternative interface to the federal government’s regulatory docketing system
  • Very Local Data, demographic information for every jurisdiction in the country
  • Stimulus Watch, crowdsourced accountability for federal stimulus spending

Our conversation jumped from Baran, RAND, ARPA/DARPA, the internet protocols, and then took a turn toward the political. The interview is online here and the MP3 is downloadable here Surprisingly Free podcast interview with Johnny Ryan by Jerry Brito

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