Topeka Wants Some Google Fiber Optics

Posted by on Mar 2, 2010 in Technology | No Comments

Google recently released a request for information (RFI) asking cities to submit a bid for them to be chosen as a testbed for their super high-speed Internet service, which is 100 times faster then what is currently offered. It would appear Topeka wants to be a “player.” Topeka Mayor Bill Bunten signed a proclamation Monday […]

Idle Musings On Google Wave

Posted by on Jan 30, 2010 in Technology | No Comments

Google Wave was built to show younger people how older people feel when they try to use the Internet. Via @shiflett

Google, News Corp, Bing And Access To News

Posted by on Nov 25, 2009 in Media | No Comments

Rupert Murdoch is literally pointing a loaded gun to Google’s head, and Microsoft appears more than happy to help pull the trigger. It is that simple. Murdoch and various executives at News Corp. have been very vocal about their disdain for Google linking to their content (without paying them) and their desire to lead other […]

Douglas Adams BBC Documentary

Posted by on Oct 18, 2009 in Technology, Video | No Comments

In 1992 Adams made a 50-minute “fantasy documentary” for BBC Two about hypertext and virtual reality called Hyperland. His vision of the future of the Internet, a “virtual space” is pretty darn neat.

Speaking The Awful Truth

Posted by on Aug 4, 2008 in Humor | No Comments

[Found via Web Without Sense]

NBC Goes All In With Internet Olympic Coverage

Posted by on Jul 29, 2008 in Business, Sports | No Comments

I have been wondering what NBC’s plans were for the Internet, and now we have some details: Olympics fans will have a bevy of opportunities to get content from NBC Universal next month—2,200 hours of live online coverage, live events on their mobile phone and even a way to download coverage to computers with Microsoft […]

The Oral History of The Internet

Posted by on Jun 3, 2008 in Technology | No Comments

The July issue of Vanity Fair has an extremely long yet fascinating overview of the birth of the Internet, developed by interviewing many of the scientists who developed it at ARPA. On an eight-month deadline, the BBN team delivered their prototype I.M.P. to U.C.L.A. on August 30, 1969. Leonard Kleinrock: September 2, 1969, is when […]