The facilitator wants me to talk a little about the “conservative anarchist”. This actually is a very mundane idea. I joined the internet back in 1992. At the time the political system that defined the internet was the Internet Engineering Task Force. Anyone could join, there were no credentials,… People didn’t have voting, kings or rulers. People just sat together or wrote on mailing-lists and they got a rough consensus of where the Internet is going. This was mandatory for the internet because if people - with my computer and your computer - don’t agree on the protocol with which computers talk with another there is no Internet, right? So people have to arrive at some sort of consensus and you cannot really coerce anybody to do innovation. It’s an oxymoron.

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