Articles tagged “network”

The conceptual foundations and the economics network neutrality [Part 2] - 14 May 2009, Rome

This is the second part of my recap of the convention held in Rome on May 14, 2009, and hosted by the ICT consultants foundation Fondazione Ugo Bordoni.

In the first part I described the morning session, dedicated to the definition of Network neutrality, and how global economics can cope with it. The afternoon was dedicated to more technical talks, and I had the occasion to hear telcos spokesmen remarks over the current situation and possible future developments.

The first speech started at 2.15PM and was held by Prof. Vittorio Trecordi (slides available here). He introduced it by stating that net neutrality could possibly contrast with the economic development and security assessment, because of the wiretapping needed for the latter, tap that is strongly against [ .. ]

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Posted at 01AM on 05/17/09 | 2 comments | Filed Under: politics

The conceptual foundations and the economics network neutrality [Part 1] - 14 May 2009, Rome

Neutrality – “Economy is dematerializing”

Solicited by a Facebook message sent to all the members of the – for a neutral Internet members on 6 May 2009, I stumbled upon this interesting event I had the occasion to participate, held in the 17th century Rospigliosi palace in the heart of Rome.

In this photo: Kenneth Carter and Stefano Quintarelli

The preface looked pretty good: professors, Ph.Ds, telco spokesmen and politicians speaking about the internet, its inborn freedom, and how to cope with this in a society where security measures are constantly increasing, and as such contrast in a virtual world with no barriers whatsoever. Furthermore, it’s a virtual arena in which everything can be free, not only information, and people is becoming accustomed to it [ .. ]

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Posted at 02AM on 05/16/09 | 0 comments | Filed Under: politics

When Sysadmins Ruled the Earth

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A really really really NERD novel by Cory Doctorow that tells about a bunch of sysadmins that strive to keep the good ol’ Net online, after a catastrophic event that brought the entire world to its knees. They fight with scarce power and food supplies, and communicate over the Usenet… using the “good old alt. hierarchy”.

Vote: 10+ for the geekiest thing I’ve ever read, it’s really worth the hour needed to read it completely. Enjoy it.

Posted at 11AM on 11/21/07 | 0 comments | Filed Under: number 42 politics


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