Category Archives: education

in particular links between education and IT activities

Can digital orphans educate their political parents?

In June 2010, I participated in a conference on the future of universities in cyberspace. One session was devoted to “digital natives”. This concept had long infuriated me, but it’s only while listening to the talks that I understood why. It was not just because of it being yet another fashionable buzzword. There was something […]

The worrying state of French academic freedom

While the Hadopigate crashes all those that are at hand, micro-HADOPI-related scandals blossom in the lukewarm spring. Most are unknown of all except their occcasional victims, but no less instructive. Such is the cancellation of the conference I was planned to deliver on Thursday 14 May in the Claude Erignac Amphitheater of Sciences Po (the […]


5 months ago the European Parliament adopted the Bono-Rocard-Fjellner amendment that made a clear statement declaring the Internet to be an essential common resource and calling Member States and the Commission to abstain from introducing measures conflicting with civil liberties and human rights such as suspending access of users to the internet. This was a […]