Sat, Dec 24 2005 22:58
So I'm listening to Vint Cerf on CSpan
...and he's saying that he's predicting many more things on the net.... but he reminds us that searching the 'net should be the 'start' of our research, not the end of our search. Another interesting concept is 'net neutrality' where the Internet pipe won't be limited by what it's transmitting. It reminds me of how I take it for granted that I can find an ISP to give me a business connection to let me do what I want and need to do. Vint Cert argued that the Internet is what it is because it was not limited by what people did with it. That the best ideas comes from people who just do stuff on the web and are not limited by what they can and can't do.
He talked about when the Internet first started there was a single hosts.txt file that kept track of the connected systems....but that they realized that it was too cumbersome to keep it up to date all the time.....
...my a lot has changed hasn't it?
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