I really want to see a middle zone where we can preserve the experimentalist spirit of the PC and the Net, while still allowing [them] to be mission-critical functional for all the things we want to use [them] for. --J. Zittrain
Have you had a chance to read our recent reviews of The future of the Internet--and how to stop it by Jonathan Zittrain (Yale Univ. Press, 2008)? Two of our reviewers, Harry Skianis and Srijith Krishnan Nair, provide their assessments of the book here and here (these reviews are freely accessible until the end of October).
We came across this podcast of an interview with Zittrain. To hear more of his ideas (like the one quoted above), check it out. We'd love to hear what you think.