Anil Dash gave a delightful keynote address at last week’s Oh, the Humanity! conference.

I checked and was not surprised to learn that Anil and I are very close in age. We were kids when personal computers were new and we were probably both in middle or high school when the web was born. We seem to have similar perspectives on the why of the open web: why building a more open web is — in addition to being fun — an important public good.

Anil’s framing is very personal, though, and I found it very moving. The full talk is available on YouTube and feels like it deserves more than its current ~650 views.