The “dot-com” is 25! In a fast quarter century, the Internet has transformed our lives, revolutionized commerce, and changed forever how we debate politics and make policy. Most of us can hardly remember a time when the Internet was not part of daily life and a whole generation has grown up barely able to conceive a pre-.com world. Yet, just 15 years ago, there were only 18,000 website compared with the estimated quarter billion sites today. As the entire human experience continues to migrate on line, the 25th anniversary of the .com is provides a great opportunity to explore what these historic changes mean for us as individual consumers and citizens and as a community.
ITIF President Rob Atkinson will join former President Bill Clinton, Fareed Zakaria, Former FCC Chairman Reed Hunt, Arianna Huffington and