Publication Date: April 28, 2003
This article describes the challenges confronting the Internet and the need for governance structures that promote innovation at each layer.
Images of a wasteland abound in our political, economic, and cultural vocabulary. T.S. Eliot, in his famous poem, was drawing on religious representations of a land rendered barren by God’s wrath. Eliot was referring to a metaphorical barrenness: the spiritual and existential impoverishment of post-World War I Europe. Wasteland as physical or spiritual barrenness has come to dominate the notion of the wasteland in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries.