I’m mad as hell.  Are  WE  going to take it? Tom Johnson Institute for Analytic Journalism t o m @ j t j o h n s o n . c o m
Basics for blogs and blogger <ul><li>Digital hardware, software, I-net connection </li></ul><ul><li>Blogger needs some ski...
Wrong end of the telescope <ul><li>People in positions of power always operate from a philosophy of insecurity and fear.  ...
Perverted perspectives <ul><li>Paranoid, non-technical administrators directing ICT policies;     Higher the administrati...
Positive perspective <ul><li>Instead, system administrators should… </li></ul><ul><li>Focus on  bringing in  all users and...
Manifesto for Blog community? <ul><li>Constantly push for “ The Three 100s ” </li></ul><ul><li>1) 100 percent of all peopl...
Why we need   The Three 100s <ul><li>Counter-productive to do  otherwise </li></ul><ul><li>Inefficient to do otherwise </l...
A  BASIC  human right… <ul><li>In today’s communications environment, basic human rights must include – along with securit...
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The Three 100s of Communications in the Digital World

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Presentation delivered at the Digital Citizen Indaba on Blogging, Rhodes University, Grahamstown, South Africa (14-15 Sept. 2006). Site: dci.ru.ac.za

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  • Originally delivered at the “Digital Citizen Indaba on Blogging,” Rhodes University, Grahamstown, South Africa 14-15 September 2006. http://dci.ru.ac.za
  • The Three 100s of Communications in the Digital World

    1. 1. I’m mad as hell. Are WE going to take it? Tom Johnson Institute for Analytic Journalism t o m @ j t j o h n s o n . c o m
    2. 2. Basics for blogs and blogger <ul><li>Digital hardware, software, I-net connection </li></ul><ul><li>Blogger needs some skills with on-line apps. </li></ul><ul><li>Most of all, blogger needs readers </li></ul><ul><li>Readers need hardware, software, skills, ACCESS to the Internet, as do ALL Internet users </li></ul>
    3. 3. Wrong end of the telescope <ul><li>People in positions of power always operate from a philosophy of insecurity and fear. </li></ul><ul><li>Especially fearful of what they don’t know or understand. (Not just George Bush) </li></ul><ul><li>Their first instinct is to control by exclusion </li></ul><ul><li>Inter net and cyberspace only work if there’s in clusion. (1 node = 0) </li></ul>
    4. 4. Perverted perspectives <ul><li>Paranoid, non-technical administrators directing ICT policies;  Higher the administrative level =  paranoia </li></ul><ul><li>Computer Science:  Training network administrators who focus on how to protect applications and data by keeping users out ? </li></ul><ul><li>The default result – in ALL regions, nations, organizations, systems – is to restrict access to users at any and all levels. When in doubt, lock’em out. </li></ul>
    5. 5. Positive perspective <ul><li>Instead, system administrators should… </li></ul><ul><li>Focus on bringing in all users and </li></ul><ul><li>Protect only the data deemed most private, crucial or sensitive. </li></ul><ul><li>Presumption should be: Access to all data except when it can be shown and agreed that access would be detrimental . </li></ul>
    6. 6. Manifesto for Blog community? <ul><li>Constantly push for “ The Three 100s ” </li></ul><ul><li>1) 100 percent of all people (in any system) have access to… </li></ul><ul><li>2) 100 percent of the data and communication and analytic tools they need… </li></ul><ul><li>3) 100 percent of the time. </li></ul>
    7. 7. Why we need The Three 100s <ul><li>Counter-productive to do otherwise </li></ul><ul><li>Inefficient to do otherwise </li></ul><ul><li>Loss of potential revenue, services, resources, ideas </li></ul><ul><li>Shame and Ridicule (for officials) to do otherwise </li></ul>
    8. 8. A BASIC human right… <ul><li>In today’s communications environment, basic human rights must include – along with security, shelter, clean water, health care, access to education – the… </li></ul><ul><li>Individual’s right to access digital communications with connectivity to the global information infrastructure (Today, the Internet, tomorrow???) </li></ul>
    9. 9. Demand It! The Three 100s Demand It!

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