October 21, 2003
Direct Democracy and "Human Throughput"

Harvard Law student J.J. Disini is doing some interesting thinking on how the naturally limited attention span of human beings (which he likens to the “throughput” of a computer network) impacts efforts to bring democracy closer to the populace via digital technologies. [Seen on John Palfrey’s Blog]

Posted by Jason Lefkowitz at October 21, 2003
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