Sunday, February 5, 2006

Q&A Christopher Lydon: Signal and noise

First appeared in the Boston Globe.

By Harvey Blume

"MY BUBBLE never burst," Chris Lydon exclaimed over coffee last week in Harvard Square, just around the corner from the WGBH studio where he hosts "Open Source," his new, Internet-savvy public radio talk show.

When we met, Lydon argued passionately for what he sees as the vast, bubble-proof potential of the Internet. I'd heard talk like that before, had talked that way myself in the '90s. But Lydon made his case earnestly and energetically enough for me to want to reexamine the skepticism I had acquired since.