Gurstein's Community Informatics

I came to the WSIS +10 Review in Paris (in the middle of the coldest winter in 100 years) not really knowing what to expect.  I had been at the World Summit on the Information Society in Tunis and was fairly active in some of the civil society activities leading up to both the Geneva and Tunis summits but hadn’t had much involvement since in the on-going activities associated directly with the Summit (WSIS “forums” have been held annually “documenting progress” which has been made on the outcomes of the original Summit).

Without having very high expectations I did at least expect that there would be some attempt at a “stocktaking” — review, assessment, whatever one wants to call it of what had been accomplished since 2003 (and most importantly what had not) and what had changed for the better (and what had changed for the worse). What we…

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