ACM Queue Interview with Cory Doctorow online


The ACM Queue interview with Cory Doctorow in which we covered privacy, security, trust, telemetry and the seedier side of content filtering is now available online.

There are also a nice lead-in and some good words from Cory Doctorow on on craphound.com, his personal (and frequently funny) website.

Comments:

As transaction cost economist Oliver Williamson has noted in his essays on "credible commitments" and as philosopher Hubert Dreyfus has emphasized in his book On the Internet, trust ultimately springs from mutual vulnerabilities of roughly equal size.

The remaining puzzle may be how such vulnerabilities are allowed to occur. It seems they arise form necessity and a leap towards solving particular mutual problems the parties face. (Repeated games theory might also have useful contributions to the constructing a theory of trust.)

In the information economy, whether at the scale of a real village or a global internet village, equal-value information held by each of the parties can create networks of trust.

Consider also, in the software world, the Apache model for giving karma!

For further notes on trust, please see my earlier entries here and here.

Posted by M. Mortazavi on May 21, 2007 at 09:56 AM EDT #

I think so

Posted by autooo on May 21, 2007 at 02:42 PM EDT #

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