The internet is one of 237 nominees for the 2010 Nobel Peace Prize. From the BBC: "The nomination for the internet is supported by 2003 Nobel Peace Prize winner Shirin Ebadi and the founder of the $US100 laptop project Nicholas Negroponte. It is unclear who would accept the prize if the internet were to win." [BBC via Wired]
The Internet Is Up For The Nobel Peace Prize
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