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Thursday, February 22, 2007

"Sharing information is power"

DH News Service Bangalore, Coming up: a planetary web, Deccan Herald, February 21, 2007.  Excerpt:

...“People say information is power. I believe that sharing of information is power. Open access to the world’s information is what one should look at,” says [Vinton] Cerf who is the Vice-President & Chief Internet Evangelist of Google....

The sharing of various databases leads to newer inventions in science, technology and related fields. For instance, transfer and easy availability of data in genome theory specific to medical fields have led to breakthroughs in curing diseases.
“In today’s times, new technology is built on the fact that the internet is the basic foundation. The advantage being that applications are separate from the transmission systems giving it greater freedom,” said Cerf....