Archive for June, 2006

Cory on Neutricide

Thursday, June 29th, 2006

Cory Doctorow, famed for his debunking of DRM technology, writes an excellent article on the net neutrality issue, or "internet freedom" as I like to call it. He drives home some important points: ...there are few industries that owe their existence to regulation as much as the carriers. These companies are ...

Internet Freedom: It’s the principle, stupid!

Friday, June 23rd, 2006

More excellent blogging about the "net neutrality" debate, this time from Tim O'Reilly discussing Chris Savage's insightful comments: "Net Neutrality" is a principle, not a rule. Without getting into endless and mind-numbing discussion of how the FCC might or might not classify this or that IP-enabled service, what Net Neutrality is ...

“Comprehension follows perception”

Thursday, June 22nd, 2006

I follow a number of interesting blogs, but few are as consistently interesting as information aesthetics. They have really clued me in to the importance of presentation in making information come alive. It also emphasized the absurdity that throughout my science education, lots of emphasis was put on converting data ...

Inventor of the web weighs in: Tim Berners-Lee on Net Neutrality

Thursday, June 22nd, 2006

Tim Berners-Lee, the father of the web finally weighs in on the Net Neutrality debate in a blog entry. It is accompanied by a video which is currently only available in RealVideo format, hopefully someone will upload it to Google video or YouTube so most of the world can watch ...

Network Neutrality = Internet Freedom

Monday, June 12th, 2006

Network neutrality is a really bad name from a marketing perspective if we want to get folks interested in saving the internet. There is no mention of either the internet itself or what is at stake! Let's start calling it the “internet freedom” debate. Folks care of about liberty. Freedom ...

Spread ‘em!

Tuesday, June 6th, 2006

Organizing information is about to get easier. It has been more than 20 years since the spreadsheet application Lotus 1-2-3 became the first true killer application for the personal computer allowing us to organize and analyze information faster and in more useful ways. By the time I was in university ...

The Internet Wants to Be Free

Sunday, June 4th, 2006

In my previous post I argue that internet neutrality legislation could help ease the transition to an internet society and economy. On further thought and debate I'm not really sure that regulation would be the most constructive response to the threat of network discrimination. The internet has a long history ...