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March 14, 2007

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Shane

Am I alone in feeling that this reading easily doubled the value of this class? Rarely do I save articles I read in class, even rarer are the times I annotate what I read. Today, I did both Don't get me wrong Prof Noveck, I love the blog, the interaction and lessons in class, and a lot of what we read up to this point, but this one just blew me a way. I've never seen such sweeping, cogent reading in poli sci, comm,...hell, ever. I am in a state of value shock as I type.
All my readings of the internet up to this point have been lacking. This is absolutely required reading for any serious tech lawyer, policy-maker, entrepreneur, journalist, future politician and connected citizen planning on being culturally relevant in the next thirty years. Stunning stuff.
Where does this go from here? Somehow translating that 55 page, small-type "thing" into a movement and mentality is the goal. I'm going to really knuckle-down and figure out how best to convey this man's message to a large, short-attention-spanned audience. Two years ago, the TED prize went to a doctor who wanted to make medical contracts for all procedures more understandable on any level. He wanted to achieve understanding at all levels of the socioeconomic spectrum through any means necessary. I feel a similar urge with Balkin's material.
I initially wanted to share this on facebook and digg right away, but I knew no one would read the whole thing (heck I almost didn't myself). Then I thought, maybe bulleted points would do the trick, but surely it would lack the depth and richness of Balkin. Perhaps a movie? Graphic Article? Five Part Blog Series? Podcast read by Bill Clinton?
My ideal goal is to get a young politician to swallow whole the views of this paper. Just wholesale appropriation of Balkin into their views and platform. It would make for tremendously compelling politics, I think.
Bottom line, I'm on it.
I see why Prof Noveck saved it for the end.

tercüme

I initially wanted to share this on facebook and digg right away, but I knew no one would read the whole thing (heck I almost didn't myself).

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