Backchannel Profiles Information Access Activist Carl Malamud

Backchannel has a wonderful profile and Carl Malamud. “On August 8, Carl Malamud wakes up early. He usually does. Most days, from the moment his eyes open, he is fixated on the mission. Early morning offers great hours to get work done, though afternoons and evenings are good for that, too. The mission takes a lot of time and effort. For the past 25 years or so, Carl Malamud’s lonely mission has been to seize on the internet’s potential for spreading information — public information that people have a right to see, hear, and read. ‘Heroes for me are ones who take risks in pursuit of something they think is good,’ says Brewster Kahle, founder of the Internet Archive and a frequent collaborator of Malamud’s. ‘He is in that category.’”