Via Slashdot, “How The U.S. Government Undermined the Internet“: “sakshale writes ‘The Register has an article about U.S. Government backed policy changes that have led ICANN to redeligate top level domains in such a way as to provide ‘greater state-controlled censorship on the internet, reduce people’s ability to use the internet to communicate freely, and… Continue reading How The U.S. Government Undermined the Internet?
Via Slashdot, “Google’s Secret Plans For All That Dark Fiber?“: “The idea is to plant one of these puppies anywhere Google owns access to fiber, basically turning the entire Internet into a giant processing and storage grid. While Google could put these containers anywhere, it makes the most sense to place them at Internet peering… Continue reading Moving the service to the public peering points
Via 43 Folders, “Les Orchard: Envisioning a Tiger/Tinderbox mashup” links to “Still Seeking an Exploded Tinderbox for Tiger Â» Archive Â» Blog Â» 0xDECAFBAD“: But, what if Tinderbox could surrender all of those functions up to TextEdit and MS Word and other desktop apps? What if all of the â€˜notesâ€™ in a Tinderbox document were… Continue reading The filesystem as database: Tinderbox, etc …
Via Business Week, At SBC, It’s All About “Scale and Scope”: “So there’s going to have to be some mechanism for these people who use these pipes to pay for the portion they’re using. Why should they be allowed to use my pipes? The Internet can’t be free in that sense, because we and the… Continue reading There’s gold in them there network packets
On Fark.com, “[Interesting] Two companies come to an agreement that will keep a large chunk of the Internet from collapsing like it did last month” This thing between Level 3 and Cogent isn’t the first peering issue. There have been others, like when several backbone carriers threatened to start charging to transit non-local traffic. I… Continue reading Untitled
Via Microsoft on thin ice with S. Korea threat | News.blog | CNET News.com After a four-year investigation of Microsoft by the South Korean Fair Trade Commission (KFTC), the software giant has threatened to take its ball and go home. The commission is looking into whether Microsoft’s inclusion of its instant messaging software and media… Continue reading Don’t let the border-crossing hit your behind, on the way out.
Via digg, “Microsoft Office 13 will be a Web Application!“: “No more installed apps on your machine. Everything is going to the web for Microsoft (from an official Microsoft source).” This isn’t the first time they’ve suggested this kind of move to hosted applications, although one might be forgiven for believing that previously it was… Continue reading On the upside, there’s no installation disks …
Via Daring Fireball, “Is That a Podcast in Your Pocket?“: “Devising and using a new term for â€˜podcastingâ€™ that doesnâ€™t use â€˜podâ€™. Good luck with that, considering that everyone â€” everyone â€” who is publishing podcasts is already calling them â€˜podcastsâ€™. [Update: According to this story in the Seattle Post-Intelligencer, Microsoft employees are pushing â€˜blogcastingâ€™… Continue reading “Open the pod bay doors, Hal.” – “I’m sorry. I can’t do that, Dave.”
Last night, I watched “homepage” which is an interesting documentary about the early culture that surrounded the web, the revolutionary fanaticism, and a bit about its demise. However, there was a part that had me thinking about some stuff from my own past, actually previous to all the events of the movie. honesty vs. truthfulness… Continue reading homepage and the dialectic between honesty vs truth