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Re: [newtech-1] The Future of the Internet - and How to Stop It

From: Victor S.
Sent on: Monday, May 12, 2008 4:57 PM
That's - sterile.


On Mon, May 12, 2008 at 4:43 PM, Michael Mellinger <[address removed]> wrote:
I thought his talk was a little boring.  Nothing really that
interesting.  He is promoting his book.

http://futureoftheinternet.org/

There are some excerpts from the book on his site.  He covers the
?sterite?  iPhone here.
--
-Mike
http://thespanishsite.com


On Mon, May 12, 2008 at 3:25 PM, Victor Shamanovsky
<[address removed]> wrote:
> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jAEMjD4J55E
>
> is a presentation Harvard Law School professor Jonathan Zittrain gave at
> Princeton near the end of March.
>
>  He begins by covering early 20th century "sterile" technology like
> tabulation machines that were rented by the census bureau. The machines
> didn't encourage any sort of innovation. Next he talks about "generative"
> technology like the internet and modern OSes where anyone can build whatever
> they want. The final step is the more recent move to what he calls
> "tethered" technology. These are the systems with upgradeable firmware where
> devices can ship with unfinished features and remove features after the
> consumer has already purchased the device. He uses the iPhone as an example
> of this walled garden that could hurt innovation. Watch the video for his
> thoughts on this new world and how he thinks it could be fixed.
>



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