Posted by: Ian Bruk | November 24, 2006

CEO Of Google On Open Standards

Following are excerpts from Eric Schmidt I found at preoccupations.org. I have struck through the business references and replaced them with bold political references to show how it is applicable to government.

… what’s surprising is that so many companies governments are still betting against the net, trying to solve today’s problems with yesterday’s solutions. The past few years have taught us that business models forms of government based on controlling consumers citizens or content don’t work. Betting against the net is foolish because you’re betting against human ingenuity and creativity. …

… put simple, intuitive technology in the hands of users citizens and they will create content and share it. The fastest-growing parts of the internet all involve direct human interaction. … online communities are thriving and growing. The internet is helping to satisfy our most fundamental human needs—our desire for knowledge, communication and a sense of belonging. …

We’re betting on the internet because we believe that there’s a bull market in imagination online.

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