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Lunchtime listen: Malamud’s 10 rules for radicals

Here’s a way to spend an enjoyable lunchtime: watch Carl Malamud give his Keynote address “10 Rules for Radicals” to the WWW2010 Conference in Raleigh, NC on April 30, 2010 — and if you’ve got more time, you can also watch all of the law.gov workshops over on Carl’s Internet governance space at the Internet Archive! Certainly some great rules to live by!!

  1. Call everything “an experiment.”
  2. When the authorities finally fire the starting gun, run as fast as you can.
  3. Eyeballs rule.
  4. When you achieve your objective, don’t be afraid to turn on a dime and be nice.
  5. Keep asking, keep rephrasing the question until they *can* say yes.
  6. When you get the microphone, make sure you make your point clearly and succinctly.
  7. Get standing. one can criticize all one wants, but if you can document malfeasance and wrongdoing, they have to talk to you.
  8. Try to get the bureaucrats to threaten you (related to rule 7).
  9. Look for over-reaching.
  10. Don’t be afraid to fail

[Thanks BoingBoing!]

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