Hard technology talk in very civilized package

Cory Doctorow likes this talk by John Naughton – which, given how often he quotes Cory without mentioning him, is a bit surprising, but then Cory has always been a very open fellow. I did not find much new here, but the last couple of minutes, and the answers at question time are generally good (including the discussion of copyright and the future of teachers). Decent intro for folks who need an explanation of the Internet in clipped British tones, without PowerPoint and ideology.

And academic speakers in the UK get a bottle of whisky, which I cannot help but see as an improvement…

To quote Cory: Technology giveth, technology taketh away… And incidentally, the idea that the bumblebee shouldn’t be able to fly is a myth.