Organic to Ordered: The Wrong Direction?

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If you haven't, yet, you really ought to read Prof. Kiesling's three posts on institutional change: one, two, three.

Done? Good. Now, take a read through this concise discussion of the loose organization of internet "governing bodies." Then (yes, there's more), take a quick gander at this short note about rising sentiment to have the control of the internet centered at something like the UN.

Yeah, I got shivers too.

No, it's not truly competing groups, but I do think the differentiation between controlled, centralized organization versus a more organic growth illuminates the potential hazards of something like the above occuring (over and above it actually being the UN that decides it should run the internet).

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