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UCD-STAFFORDBEER  January 2011

UCD-STAFFORDBEER January 2011

Subject:

Re: The Next Net

From:

Nick Green <[log in to unmask]>

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Forum dedicated to the work of Stafford Beer <[log in to unmask]>

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Wed, 5 Jan 2011 17:50:46 -0000

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Here here. We need at least a plan if the Jobs-Murdoch "user pays" axis  
holds sway. Usenet might be a good backbone and rational protocols and  
operating systems might come to the fore instead of all the ghastly bloat  
of first generation patches we have now (on both TCP/IP and MS OSses).  
Multicore processors won't go over 3GHz for a while certainly and more  
than 8 cores will show no improvement.e.g. see IEEE Spectrum "The trouble  
with Multicores" P 28 July 2010.

What is  missing to  make this easy is a peer-to-peer wireless comms  
system. Whilst we have to log in to an ISP rather than our nearest current  
buddies there will always be a centrally controllable bottleneck. Wimax/G4  
looks like the right comms tech but whitespace might do  
(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/White_spaces_(radio)). Getting hold of that  
spectrum space for citizen use will be the trick. Wikipedia is the free  
web ace. Successful companies under the present regime will see no problem  
with this. As they say "Information wants to be free". BTW I have no  
problem with ads as implemented by Google. Some say peer-to-peer is taking  
44% of US web traffic. I find that hard to believe- but Bittorrent  
(without ISPs) is one way.  
http://gigaom.com/video/sandvine-44-of-web-traffic-is-p2p/

Best
N.

On Wed, 05 Jan 2011 16:28:25 -0000, BARRY A CLEMSON  
<[log in to unmask]> wrote:

> This author thinks the internet as a vehicle for progressive change is  
> over and argues that we should be planning for / creating a truly free  
> internet.
>
> Barry
>
>
>> The Next Net
>> Source: shareable.net
>>
>> The moment the "net neutrality" debate began was the moment the net  
>> neutrality debate was lost. For once the fate of a network -  its  
>> fairness, its rule set, its capacity for social or economic reformation  
>> - is in the hands of policymakers and the corporations funding them -  
>> that network loses its power to effect change. The mere fact that  
>> lawmakers and lobbyists now control the future of the net should be  
>> enough to turn us elsewhere. Of course the Internet was never truly  
>> free, bottom-up, decen...	
>>
>> [log in to unmask] sent this using ShareThis.
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