Some of the topics we explore:
- economic framework for thinking about technology
- fiber as economic infrastructure
- change from PSTN to all IP over fiber
- business models- domestic and global
- green IT, mobility, wireless
- new carrier models
- community fiber
- enterprise fiber & NRENs
Click HERE for a mind map that shows how these topics relate
Whatever Happened to our "Social Contract"?
Socially Responsible Retail Acquisition in Trenton NJ and
A Socially Responsible Business Consultant in a Boston Suburb
Just to make sure we don’t confuse our readers the purpose of this issue is to look for seeds of hope and reform in our own backyards. Candide like, when the destruction of Lisbon was too horrible to contemplate, it helps to look inward - into one’s backyard. Our Introduction comments on the global corporate state looking to understand the poitical and economic meaning of the gross over reach of the so called National Security State. We then interview Eric Maywar who truly in our backyard is running a used bookstore/mini community center in Trenton, NJ and surveying local groups to ascertain what kinds of retail businesses peple who either live or work in Trenton would patronize. Then we also interview Terra Friedrichs in order to understand how she changed from a career in the telecom tech industry to recast herself as a socially respnsible business consultant. The key here happens to be an understanding of "outcosting." where far too often businesses are encouraged to add to their bottom line by shifting costs from their balance sheets to the communties in which they operate.