We can work it out and get it straight, or say good night.

…well, I don’t think Laurence Lessig will ever say good night. Not at this rate anyway.

I could stick this up on a del.icio.us link (over there –>>), but I thought it worthy of a post. So if you have forty-five minutes or so to spare, I’d say you could do a hell of a lot worse than go and watch Laurence’s speech from last week’s 23rd Chaos Communication Congress in Berlin. If you’re in a hurry, or have never watched LL speak before, either just grab the start for a taste, or skip to around 43m in to get the summary, but if you can spare the time, try and catch the lot, including the grilling he gets at the end of the Q&A (was that John Gilmore asking the last question?) - it’s great to see that there’s some very interesting new (at least to me) insights within the presentation that indicate Laurence’s current sabbatical away from his professorial role at Stanford is doing him a considerable amount of good. Or maybe it’s the just the fine German beer… ;) Either way, it’s the first worthy watch of 2007.

(via BoingBoing.)


2 Responses to “We can work it out and get it straight, or say good night.”

  1. g. says:

    I believe at the end was John Perry Barlow and Lessig was beeing sarcastic referring to him. Afterwards, Barlow was interviewed by netzpolitik.org (article in german, but the interview is in english).
    Always worth pointing out was the excellent talk both Johns did at USC Center on Public Diplomacy.

  2. erickleptone says:

    Ah.. well spotted – I knew Gilmore was speaking at the conference, but didn’t realise Barlow was also in attendance. Thanks for correcting, and also the link to the interview.

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