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
Click HERE for a mind map that shows how these topics relate
The Role of the Netherlands eScience Center in 21st Century Science
An Analysis of Dutch Strategy in an era of Big Science
Trends in computational and data-enabled science are demanding the development of coordinated e-infrastructure or cyber infrastructure at a scale never before seen. Big science projects are demanding investment in cyber infrastructure that, without great care, can eat up most of a billion-dollar budget before any actual science research ever takes place.
The previous COOK Report focused on the role of Kees Neggers in making necessary changes to the administrative structure for the support of the e-infrastructures of the Netherlands.
This issue examines the operational role developed by the Netherlands. This small nation, as a global leader in E infrastructure based research, has decided that a specialized eScience center to bridge between complex infrastructure and the work of the typical scientist is essential. Using the science Center's website as well as a mid April interview with the director Wilco Hazeleger, this issue offers an evaluation of very impressive Dutch E. Science Ctr. effort.
Executive Sumary and contents of this issue are found here: