Jonathan Zittrain, What’s In a Name, 55 Fed. Comm. L.J. 153 (2002)(reviewing Milton L. Mueller, Ruling the Root (2002)).
Abstract: In the spring of 1998, the U.S. government told the Internet: Govern yourself. This unfocused order - a blandishment, really, expressed as an awkward "statement of policy" by the Department of Commerce, carrying no direct force of law - came about because the management of obscure but critical centralized Internet functions was at a political crossroads. This essay reviews Milton Mueller's book Ruling the Root, and the ways in which it accounts for what happened both before and after that crossroads.