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Issue No.05 - September/October (2010 vol.30)
pp: 102-104
Shane Greenstein , greenstein@kellogg.northwestern.edu
ABSTRACT
<p>It has become fashionable among Internet and Web watchers to notice threats on the horizon to the open Web. For example, in garish colors, <it>Wired</it> magazine's September 2010 issue declared the open-access Web dead. Jonathan Zittrain's 2008 book, <it>The Future of the Internet and How to Stop It</it>, developed a related thesis in great detail (as well as much more). Economics tends not to take such an alarmist approach to the future of the Web, viewing it with more equanimity or acquiescence, depending on your perspective. This column illustrates that approach by discussing a specific practice, gatekeeping, which is anathema to many openness advocates.</p>
CITATION
Shane Greenstein, "Gatekeeping Economics", IEEE Micro, vol.30, no. 5, pp. 102-104, September/October 2010, doi:10.1109/MM.2010.90
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