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Al Gore joins gated community conference

Recovered from the Wayback Machine.

I gather Al Gore is joining the lineup for the Web 2.0 Summit in September. In his weblog, John Battelle writes:

Those of you following my posts around the theme of this year’s Web 2 Summit already know that we’re expanding the scope of the conference this year, and asking a core question: How can we apply the lessons of the Web to the world at large?

I have to ask: is an invite-only conference for the elite with primarily white, male speakers really the place to answer this question? Especially a conference beginning the day after we (hopefully) elect a black man for president?

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