Administrative Personnel Publications

Title

Esther Dyson's Vision of the Future

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

Summer 1999

Journal Title

Journal of Instruction Delivery Systems

Volume

13

Issue

3

First Page

19

Last Page

21

Abstract

Esther Dyson’s recent appointment as the interim chairperson of the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), the new administrating body for Internet domain names and addresses, is indicative of her status in the technical community. She edits and publishes Release 1.0 which, according to Brockman (1996, p.82) is “the computer industry’s most intellectual newsletter.” Dyson is the chairperson for the Electronic Frontier Foundation and is active in the development of technology in Eastern European countries through her venture capital firm, EDventure Ventures. She also chairs the Electronic Frontier Foundation, a civil liberties watchdog organization.

Keywords

Esther Dyson, Internet, ICANN