Tag Archives: Internet architecture

Unfathomable Quantity of Data*

Hard-to-comprehend forecasts from Cisco’s Visual Networking Index: By 2015, there will be nearly three billion Internet users By 2015, there will be nearly 15 billion global fixed, mobile personal device, and machine-to-machine network connection By 2015, the world will reach three … Continue reading

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World IPv6 Day

For 24 hours beginning at 0:00 UTC on Wednesday June 8–7 pm today Boston time–there will be a test in which IPv6 will run alongside IPv4.  IPv6 is the forthcoming Internet address protocol that will replace IPv4, which is running … Continue reading

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Built to Withstand Nuclear War,

but not Eastern European women scavenging with shovels.  The WSJournal reported that recently a 75-year old woman was digging for scrap metal in the Georgian village of Ksani, about 37 miles from Tbilisi, when she struck the “international fiber-optic backbone … Continue reading

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Schneier on Security in 2020

Security in 2020 is a fascinating, provocative post from security expert Bruce Schneier’s latest newsletter.  He briefly looks at the current focus of IT security, (each concept he discusses is captured in in what he acknowledges are invented “ugly” words): … Continue reading

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Silos: Good for Grain, Bad for Information

Tim Berners-Lee–the guy who invented the World Wide Web–wrote the best explanation of why net neutrality and open source are important and closed systems like Facebook and iTunes are bad for the future of the Internet:  Long-Live the Web: A Call … Continue reading

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Internet 101

An op-ed piece in today’s New York Times notes the birth of the Internet’s first Request for Comments, the then-informal process for proposing ideas, big and small, about the Internet’s workings.  We talk of how the original Internet’s open architecture … Continue reading

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Gated Online Communities

Inspired in part by concerns raised by the Conficker worm the New York Times posed a question in Sunday’s Week in Review:  Do We Need a New Internet? The issues are not new to anyone who has read Larry Lessig’s … Continue reading

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