- Written by Gordon Cook
- Category: Vision
- Published: 11 July 2008
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Enabling Industry Wide Community Building and Thought Leadership
The COOK Report serves an international community of thought leaders focused on the Internet as a global utility that is critically important to the advancement of education, science, and the economy of every nation that it touches. The COOK Report exists as an international community of interest limited to 200 industry visionaries. Subscribers to the newsletter gain access to the Economics and Architecture of IP Networks mail list [Arch-econ] now in its eighth year. A unique community of interest offering a unique online discussion where industry leaders share knowledge and develop ideas.
Arch-econ membership includes commercial players such as Google, Cisco, BT, Motorola, Dell, Sprint and others. Other members represent the research and university community, supercomputing centers, network operators, industry analysts and VC communities. Also represented are community network and wireless players, both regulatory and regulatory attorneys, entrepreneurs, public sector, university researchers. 20% of member spaces are reserved for industry executives who work outside the U.S. There is a strong focus on the economic impact of open access fiber, advanced networks and other forms of rich connectivity.
The COOK Report appears 6 times a year with exclusive interviews and commentary on strategic planning for the Internet policy, economics and infrastructure. Also included may be other areas of interplay between technology and policy such as the April May 2010 issue on 40 years of misuse of computerized vote counting and election administration. From this point forward the COOK Report is likely to go even more into depth on emerging new areas.
Over the past 20
years special guest interviews have included Vint Cerf, JP Rangaswami, Nico Baken, Hernam Wagter, Carlotta Perez, Chris Locke, (the clue train manifesto interview) John Curran, Simon C Lin, Jerry Michalski, Harvey Newman, Bill St Arnaud and many others. The COOK Report has been using the mail list/forum approach to community building for 8 years. Publisher Gordon Cook was formerly served in the Congressional Office of Technology Assessment, and prior to that, the John von Neumann National Supercomputer Center at Princeton. He also has an earned Doctorate in Russian history from Duke University, 1972.
Now in our 20th year of publication we offer the only independent publication focused on these issues.