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· Naughties
· · 2006
· · · February
· · · · 09 (3 entries)

Fat Pipe, etc. · I gath­er that David Isen gave a rous­ing talk at the re­cent O’Reilly Emerg­ing Tele­pho­ny Con­fer­ence, which in­volved chant­ing a lit­tle mantra about how net­work providers should be­have: Fat Pipe, Al­ways On, Get Out of the Way! David gen­er­ous­ly cred­its me with in­vent­ing the phrase, which is true, see Fast and Al­ways On, an otherwise-forgotten frag­ment from March 2003. David’s per­for­mance art got no­ticed. I’m not en­tire­ly a fan of David’s po­et­ry, but the Free­dom to Con­nect event that he was pro­mot­ing looks darn in­ter­est­ing.
 
Everybody’s Blogging · Dave Sifry’s start­ing an­oth­er run through the State of the Bl­o­go­sphere. His first in­stal­ment finds that the num­ber of known blogs, now some­where around 25 mil­lion, has been dou­bling ev­ery 5½ month­s. Which calls for a quick­ie Perl scrip­t... aha: At this rate, in Au­gust 2009, the num­ber of known blogs will more or less equal the pop­u­la­tion of the world.
 
What Do “GNU” and “Linux” Mean? · Th­ese few days of work­ing with the Nex­en­ta GNU/So­laris dis­tro have shak­en my as­sump­tion­s. Richard Stall­man has re­peat­ed­ly point­ed out that Lin­ux should be called “GNU/Linux”. I think he’s right, but it’s an unlove­ly and un­wieldy mouth­ful; Like many peo­ple, I’m guilty of just say­ing “Linux”. Un­for­tu­nate­ly, that word has come to mean dif­fer­ent things to dif­fer­ent peo­ple, and the land­scape is shift­ing un­der­neath us. I think we need to get our ter­mi­nol­o­gy straight. And what was it that GNU stood for, again? ...
 
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