Shrill Reactions

I’ve really been amazed by how shrill the reaction has been on the left to the Google-Verizon proposal. You’d think they’d set fire to the Internet Exchanges simply by proposing…

August 10, 2010 1

A Ferrari for the Price of a Geo Metro

The Wall Street Journal has a pretty decent survey of the reaction to the Google-Verizon Internet Proposal: Phone and cable companies say they need leeway in managing their Internet networks…

August 9, 2010 3

Traffic Management and the Common Framework

We’ve been writing a lot about Internet traffic management here, and lo and behold the common framework for Internet regulation unveiled today by Google and Verizon deals with the subject…

August 9, 2010 0

Virtual Cocktail Party

I’m quoted a couple of times in Newsweek’s article “How Fast Will Your Internet Be in 2020?” Google’s initiative would offer a speed to everyone—one gigabit per second—that the FCC…

August 6, 2010 0

Battling Visions of Traffic Management

Jay Daley, an Internet address registrar in New Zealand, offers an interesting “net-head view” of Internet traffic management: Traffic management by definition is about protocols and pipes, about balancing services…

August 6, 2010 0

Senate Privacy Hearing

Check my post on Internet Evolution about the Senate’s hearing on Internet privacy and the control of personal information. For the US federal government, privacy rights on the Internet —…

August 4, 2010 0

Linux Kernel Improvements

Code bloat is prominent in the dark side of software that’s successful over the long term; every application that we use becomes more feature-rich and in some sense larger and…

August 2, 2010 0

Paul Vixie on DNS Blacklisting

Paul Vixie is well known in the Internet community as the implementor of DNS. He makes a very important announcement today on CircleID about a new tool he’s developed to…

July 30, 2010 0