Doc Searls treats the question of referring to the Internet as just “internet.”
There is only one Internet just like there is only one Universe. There are other examples of neither.
Formalizing the lower-case “internet,” for whatever reason, dismisses what’s transcendent and singular about the Internet we have: a whole that is more, and other, than a sum of parts.
Something very unusual happened this year at IIW. Phil invited a “keynote” speaker.
This is very much not in line with the unconference format, but it worked.
Kim Cameron is seen as a visionary concerning Identity and published the 7 laws of identitya few years back.
He updated them to 10 laws. He hasn’t posted them to his blog yet. I hope he does soon.