Month: April 2013

Why we need a PBS of search engines (aka, my piece in The Nation)

logo-mainWe have public radio and public television, and together they make up the nation’s most trusted news source. But more people get their news online than just about anywhere else, so why don’t we have a public search engine?

For more, see the piece by (ahem) yours truly in this week’s edition of The Nation. (for subscribers only at the moment)

Why you are paying too much for Internet access (also, my first audio interview!)

I have been told for years that I have a voice made for radio (or was that a face made for radio?). If you’d like to hear for yourself, and also hear some fascinating thoughts about the future of the Internet from former Obama advisor Susan Crawford, the woman who should be the next head of the FCC, click here (courtesy of the lovely folks from the Copyright Clearance Center).