Barlow is a former Wyoming rancher and Grateful Dead lyricist. He
graduated in 1969 with High Honors in comparative religion from Wesleyan
University in Middletown, Connecticut.
he co-founded and still co-chairs the Electronic Frontier Foundation. He
was the first to apply the term Cyberspace to the “place” it presently
He has written
for a diversity of publications, including Communications of the ACM, Mondo
2000, The New York Times, and Time. He has been on the
masthead of Wired Magazine since it was founded. His piece on the
future of copyright, “The Economy of Ideas” is taught in many law
schools and his “Declaration of the Independence of Cyberspace” is
posted on thousands of web sites.
In 1997, he was
a Fellow at Harvard’s Institute of Politics and has been, since 1998, as
a Berkman Fellow at the Harvard Law School.
actively with several consulting groups, including Diamond Technology
Partners, Vanguard, and Global Business Network.
In June 1999, FutureBanker
Magazine named him “One of the 25 Most Influential People in Financial
Services. He writes, speaks, and consults on a broad variety of subjects,
particularly digital economy.
lives in Wyoming, New York, San Francisco, On the Road, and in Cyberspace.
He has three teenaged daughters and aspires to be a good ancestor.
John joined the
CCLE's Board of Advisors in 2000.