Yesterday morning, at the opening session of the Computers, Freedom and Privacy conference, Susan Crawford of the Obama administration, kicked off the presentations with a striking anecdote. recent article in the Wall Street Journal quoting 37-year-old homeless man Charles Pitts:
“You don’t need a TV. You don’t need a radio. You don’t even need a newspaper. But you need the Internet.”
What do you think? Seems pretty accurate, but the Internet can also be found in many places. And people in much of the world, I could see the statement being phrased differently.
“You don’t need a TV. You don’t need a radio. You don’t even need a computer. But you do need a mobile phone.”