· Naughties
· · 2009
· · · March
· · · · 30 (2 entries)

Cloudy Days · I see the much-ballyhooed Open Cloud Man­i­festo is now on the air. IBM’s Bob Su­tor says some un­sur­pris­ing things in When you choose your cloud­s, don’t make fog­gy choic­es. The stan­dard­iza­tion drums are throb­bing in the po­lit­i­cal un­der­growth; does it mean any­thing? ...
Sustaining the Internet · I spent Thurs­day evening and Fri­day at a meet­ing called “The Fu­ture of the In­ter­net and Sus­tain­able Devel­op­ment Consultation”, host­ed by the In­ter­na­tion­al In­sti­tute for Sus­tain­able Devel­op­ment (IISD), an ad­vi­so­ry or­ga­ni­za­tion fund­ed by var­i­ous bits and pieces of the Cana­di­an gov­ern­men­t. This par­tic­u­lar ex­er­cise is aimed at pro­duc­ing ad­vice for In­dus­try Cana­da, which has some rea­son­able con­cerns about the In­ter­net, Canada, and the world. Da­ta point: Canada, once sec­ond in the glob­al In­ter­net con­nec­tiv­i­ty score­card, is now nine­teenth and falling fast. Which isn’t good ...
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