#21 The future of the internet

OECD Observer No 263, October 2007

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"How's that report coming along on the future of the internet, Frankie?"

"It's coming on just fine, sir!"

"Remember to say how it will revolutionise our lives. Medicine, education, culture. Scientific discovery, human enterprise and development. Internet means a universe of new knowledge at our fingertips."

"Uh-huh!"

"Frankie. May I ask what you are typing right now?"

"Pertinent points, sir! Am on it. As soon as…there!…I uploaded a photo of my goldfish in Myface." 


The world can be a complex place. See how Frankie and his colleagues at Global.org grapple with the thorny public policy issues of our time, in this cartoon strip.

For more Frankie.org, click here




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