We call on U.S. Ambassador Kramer and the diplomatic teams from all freedom-loving countries to continue to fight these other nations attempt to destroy one of mankind's greatest creations.
CBS Interactive's Distinguished Lecturer David Gewirtz hosts ZDNet Government -- ZDNet's politics and policy coffeehouse -- where civics lessons meet technology, nothing is sacred, and everything is fair game.
David Gewirtz, Distinguished Lecturer at CBS Interactive, is an author, U.S. policy advisor, and computer scientist. He is featured in The History Channel special The President's Book of Secrets.
Make no mistake, the forces of darkness will be back. We The Internet will be waiting for them. This is our playing field, our rules. Our Internet.
According to Terry Kramer, U.S. ambassador to the WCIT, the United States position is, "Fundamentally, the conference should not be dealing with the Internet sector,"
ZDNet Government's David Gewirtz has been in touch with the U.S. delegation to the WCIT and has received an official, on-the-record comment regarding status.
U.S. and Canadian policy suggestions have apparently been rejected by the International Telecommunications Union negotiators. Stay tuned.
The UN likes to make deals. It exists to create agreements between nations. It does not, necessarily, exist to create good agreements. But it exists, it grooves on making international policy. Sometimes, like now, that policy threatens to destroy the Internet as we know it.
The strange story of two electrical engineers from U of Alabama who ran Libya for the past 11 months
With all the strife in Libya, one story seems to have fallen through the cracks: two electrical engineers who used to teach at the University of Alabama have been in charge of the country for most of the past year.
The venerable brand Lotus is being retired. Our own David Gewirtz has been a member of the Lotus community for almost 20 years and shares his thoughts about Lotus, the brand, IBM, and the community.
Obama wins, Romney loses, big data wins, Petraeus loses, pundits win, Republicans lose, Nazis are only tangentially mentioned, the FBI beheads the CIA, and all sausage is good sausage. You can't make this stuff up.
Whether the wars they fought were right or wrong, these men and women stood up, put their fellow citizens first, and put their lives on the line.