It’s Not About the Internet

Lyman Chapin


In the policy realm what we call “Internet issues” are not actually “Internet” issues-they are well-pedigreed social, political, cultural, and economic issues, for which we clever technologists have pro- vided a rich new environment in which to grow and multiply. It follows that the people best prepared to tackle “Internet” issues may be thoughtful professionals in fields such as behavioral psychology, linguistics, sociology, education, history, ethnology, and political science-not (exclusively) “Internet experts”.

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