This is kind of a follow up to my 2007 post, Thank You Cory, Thank You Google. Recently Larry Lessig spoke to Google employees as part of their AtGoogleTalks. He spoke about his recent book, Republic, Lost: How Money Corrupts Congress–and a Plan to Stop It. I think the title is self explanatory as to the topic of Lessig’s talk.
Thank you Google, for giving Larry the opportunity to talk to the Googlers, for giving the Google a change to hear Larry Lessig and for sharing his talk with the rest of the internet.
I discovered the talk online via Matt Cutts’ blog, so Thank you Matt for you part in introducing Larry at Google and for spreading the video of the talk across the web.
Watching the talk I felt somewhat proud to be Australian, particularly the first question of the audience. In Australia we are lucky enough to have parenteral voting systems, where I can vote for the candidate who I most agree with without the possibility that my vote will be “wasted”. The technical aspects of voting systems, like this, are often something that interest geeks.