Tagged with “net neutrality” (11)
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- Hacking Android - The Open Web - Jimmy Wales on Wikipedia - *Sexy Librarians* - Email is dead? Says Jack Dorsey… - Print Journalism just give up? - Justin Bieber and Bieber.ly - Google does WebM and the HTML5 world explodes (codecs are dead) - The Personality of the site vs the actual site - Geeks talk sexy part 2, although we’re not on part 4! - Informational systems for travelers
Featuring Nic Ferrier, Abizer Nasir, Ian Forrester, Tom Morris, David Eastman and Cristiano Betta.
The Internet Age: an era of unprecedented freedom in both communication and culture.
However each major new medium, from telephone to satellite television, has crested a wave of similar idealistic optimism, before succumbing to the inevitable undertow of industrial consolidation. Every once free and open technology has, in time, become centralised and closed; a huge corporate power taking control of the ‘master switch.’
Today, as a similar struggle looms over the internet, increasingly the pipeline of all other media, the stakes have never been higher.
Tim Wu is a Columbia Law professor, author, policy advocate, who first coined the phrase "net neutrality". He visits the RSA to deliver an essential review of information technology history and to share his unique insight into the next chapter of global communications.
Speaker: Timothy Wu, Professor at Columbia Law School, policy advocate and author of The Master Switch (Atlantic Books, 2011).
Chair: Tom Chatfield, author, tech and cultural commentator and game writer.
Al Franken Senator US Senate Senator Al Franken was born on May 21, 1951, and grew up in St. Louis Park, Minnesota. He graduated from Harvard in 1973, where he met his wife Franni. They’ve been married for 33 years, and have two children: daughter Thomasin, 28, and son Joe, 24. Al spent the last 37 years as a comedy writer, author, and radio talk show host and has taken part in seven USO tours, visiting our troops overseas in Germany, Bosnia, Kosovo and Uzbekistan - as well as visiting Iraq, Afghanistan, and Kuwait four times. In 2008, Al was elected to the Senate as a member of the DFL (Democratic-Farmer-Labor) Party from Minnesota, and was sworn in July of 2009 following a statewide hand recount. He currently sits on the Health, Education, Labor, and Pension Committee; the Judiciary Committee; the Energy and Natural Resources Committee, and the Committee on Indian Affairs. Al is a long-time advocate for affordable, accessible health care, an economy that works for our middle class, the protection of a secure retirement, the promise of a 21st century education for our kids, and the creation of a green economy that creates jobs and improves our environment.
This week’s Guardian technology podcast comes to you from the South by Southwest interactive festival in Austin, Texas.
Every year, the geeks descend on this university town in central Texas, and now, on its 18th anniversary, the SXSW event is far bigger than ever. There are 20,000 people here for this show alone, with 25 tracks of content taking place in venues throughout the city, tackling topics as varied as the invisible game layer, the future of journalism, how to take code to the next level, and how to create a personal cult. Mostly, it seems to be about being "awesome" and "how to rock" things, if you go by the titles on the schedule.
In this programme Jemima Kiss meets some of the many Brits in town here for business. We find out what really is unique about the web, and we’ll get designer, performer and digital joy-maker Ze Frank’s views on how SXSW has evolved over the years.
Tim Wu reflects on previous revolutions in communications, such as the telephone and radio, and offers some thoughts on the future of the internet and net neutrality.
The Gillmor Gang — Robert Scoble, Danny Sullivan, Andrew Keen, and John Taschek — on Google/Verizon and Oracle/Android. Recorded live Friday, August 13, 2010.
Shield laws, Amazon sues North Carolina, liability under ACTA, Freedom to Text, white space, and more.
David Weinberger attended Supernova 2009 in San Francisco, where some of the biggest names in tech, business, government, and academia came together to talk past, present, and future of networks. He chatted with a number of those thought-leaders, and came away with three major threads for 2009 which might help guide our thinking as we go into 2010:
The Broadband Initiative The Growth of Real Time Web The Web and the Obama Administration
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