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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.

There are some excerpts from the book on his site.  He covers the
?sterite?  iPhone here.

On Mon, May 12, 2008 at 3:25 PM, Victor Shamanovsky
<[address removed]> wrote:
> 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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