The Internet's Past and Future

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photoTen years ago, Netscape Communications held a historic IPO, an event considered by many to be the opening act in the Age of the Internet, as the company brought its paradigm-creating Web browser to the market. Netscape, the company, is gone now, but the World Wide Web is a bigger part of modern life than ever before.

Hear a conversation with Forbes Magazine publisher Rich Karlgaard and with Internet gurus John Perry Barlow and Esther Dyson about where the Web has gone over the last 10 years and where it might go over the next 10.


Rich Karlgaard, publisher of Forbes Magazine, who recently chronicled Netscape's history in the Wall Street Journal

John Perry Barlow, co-founder of the Electronic Frontier Foundation

Esther Dyson, Editor at large at CNET Networks, former chair, Electronic Frontier Foundation, author, Release 2.0

Frank Hecker, Director of Policy, Mozilla Foundation

Robin Sloan, Internet futurist and creator of EPIC 2014, a look at the Internet's next 10 years

This program aired on August 11, 2005.


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