Saturday, May 21, 2011

internet giants meet in paris

NYT May 20, 2011
PARIS — The Tuileries Garden in Paris, a celebration of grand geometric vistas and tightly trimmed topiary, will be invaded next week by the denizens of a decidedly more chaotic space: the Internet.

The event will also allow Mr. Sarkozy a chance to portray France, which sometimes seems ambivalent about the rise of the Internet, as a progressive, technologically savvy country.
And, less than a year before presidential elections, it will allow him to bask in the spotlight with the leaders of a dynamic industry, as the man who had loomed as his biggest rival, the former head of the International Monetary Fund, Dominique Strauss-Kahn, faces sexual assault charges in New York.
But the more conspiratorially minded French are concerned about Mr. Sarkozy’s intentions. The backdrop of the Tuileries, a physical reflection of the French penchant for imposing order on nature, provides a handy visual metaphor for these critics.
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Jardin des Tuileries - Paris



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