August 18, 2004 · Tim Wu
So here’s how this week’s topics connect. In response to the Balkanization point, people in commentary have been writing on the need for a better way to overcome language barriers. As Jeff Licquia put it: “One word: Esperanto.”
Believe it or not, the P2P VoIP program Skype happens to offer Esperanto as a language choice.
Skype lets you search for other Esperanto speakers. Do so and you will find listed none other than the great Chris Libertelli, senior legal advisor to Michael Powell.
Result: You can use P2P VoIP to speak to the FCC in esperanto about its approach to digital audio. Isn’t technology wonderful?