Tag: All Things Open

The Future of Open and How To Stop It

In 2008, Jonathan Zittrain wrote a book called The Future of the Internet and How To Stop It. In it he argued that the runaway success of the Internet is also the cause of it being undermined, that vested interests were in the process of...

/ 30 January 2015

The Yin and Yang of Open

In Eric Beinhocker’s The Origin of Wealth, he describes a fascinating software experiment modelling the prisoner’s dilemma but not between two decision-makers (as in the classical scenario) but rather in a multi-actor evolutionary landscape in which anyone can make a...

/ 30 January 2009

Opening Spectrum Above 275GHz

As I am getting my head around spectrum issues, I have found Michael Marcus’s blog, Spectrum Talk, tremendously useful. On the weekend he posted a link to a consultation that Ofcom (the UK communications regulator) have launched consultation on the...

/ 8 October 2008

Tinkerless or tinkermore?

The Guardian this week published a review of Jonathan Zittrain’s book “The Future of the Internet and How to Stop It.” The journalist quotes Zittrain as saying “unlike the internet itself, where creative chaos reigns, popular new devices such as...

/ 9 May 2008