Strategies for Managing the Future
David Weinberger discusses the ideas inherent in the book proposal on which he is currently working with goal of explaining advantages of open source ecosystem for future planning.
The January February 2016 COOK Report focuses on an extended interview with David Weinberger in which he talks about what it is like to be a professional writer in 2016. He explains how the Internet as a tool for the organization of knowledge shapes the way in which we can not only think about but actualy plan for the future. The discussion winds up focusing on his role over the past five years in shapping a publicly available set of tools to use the metadata created by the cataloguing of the nearly 13 million items in the libraries of Harvard University. The upshot is the availability of a complex set of open source tools that can be used in many creative new ways.
A Practical Navigator for the Internet Economy
We re now in our twenty fourth year of publication. (Our first issue was April 1992.) We publish 6 times a year - long in depth reports on subjects of intense personal intertest. Meanwhile our most important revenue producing operation is the offering of a private subscription only forum now in its eleventh year. The Forum is a mail list called the Architecture and Economics of IP Networks. It is a community of interest where more than 100 members discuss issues and trade ideas. I do not screen posts in advance. Foir more informatrion see the menu item "Business Model and Mail List Policy."
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