Media, Freedom and the Web

Marshall McLuhan helped us imagine a global village over 40 years ago. Now we live in this village everyday. It’s not only mediated and connected, but also shaped by ideas about freedom and openness that we could barely have imagined in the era of television and gas guzzling automobiles. Taking a tour from McLuhan to free software pioneer Richard Stallman and Tim Berners Lee, Mozilla’s Mark Surman reflects on what the global village we’re all building together can be in this era defined by the web.

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