Originally published at DigitalSociety.

Tim Berners-Lee has declared that content should be free and open to all Internet users and that any variation is a violation of the principle of network neutrality.  The sentiment is quite different than his explanation of net neutrality some years back.

In my paper Last-Mile Dilemma, I […]

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Originally published at DigitalSociety.

There was a recent article by Sam Biddle called “Facebook is AOLifying the Internet – and That Sucks“. It’s a pretty accurate take on what Facebook has become over the last few years as it considers many of the new features that Facebook has both developed and ripped off. The […]

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Originally published at DigitalSociety.

com·pe·ti·tion [kom-pi-tish-uhn] -noun

1. The act of competing, as for profit or a prize; rivalry. 2. A test of skill or ability; a contest: a skating competition. 3. Rivalry between two or more businesses striving for the same customer or market. 4. A competitor: The competition has cornered the market. […]

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Originally published at DigitalSociety.

I had the opportunity to read a paper by several professors at the University of Madrid, Darmstadt University of Technology, and the University of Oregon a few weeks back on the subject of Peer to Peer (P2P) file sharing often referred to in passing as “torrenting”.  I’ve been thinking about […]

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Originally published at DigitalSociety.

I recently ran into a blog article by Jonathan at WhoIsHostingThis.com which is a web hosting review site.  The article in question was calling for the Internet as we know it to become a public utility.  This is a meme that crops up from time to time, but […]

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Originally published at DigitalSociety.

I would think that most of us would agree that there are certain less than acceptable ways of talking in the public square.  Now even less than acceptable language, even that of the coined “hate speech” variety of communication is still protected speech.  The philosophy of deterring certain types of […]

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