Brad Smith says governments need to step in and set rules for the Internet giants. "Almost no technology has gone so entirely unregulated, for so long, as digital technology," he says.
Sam PattersonOne of the largest technology companies in history wants more regulations.
Of court they do. They'll help write them and they'll be able to afford complying with them, whereas most of their competition won't.
Oldest trick in the book.
The genesis of the digital idea and why it transformed civilization A few short decades ago, we were informed by the smooth signals of a...
Sam Patterson@peterktodd I would also recommend "The Discrete Charm of the Machine: Why the World Became Digital" by Kenneth Steiglitz.
Good overview of analog versus digital and has a significant focus on audio.
In a recent post I told the origins of the electrical industry, and why AC won out over DC as the primary standard for electrical generation and transmission. Now I want to say a few words about the significance of electricity—why it was such a...
Sam PattersonThe @rootsofprogress is an excellent blog, well worth reading.
This post in particular sums up my feelings about electricity, why it's so important and why it needs to become a priority for humanity to ensure everyone has access to it.
By Adam Thierer | It would let bureaucrats at the new Federal Automation and Worker Protection Agency sit in judgment of what constitutes beneficial forms of innovation and ask them to predict or plan our technological future.
CAMBRIDGE, MA—Providing insights into the emerging agricultural and nutritional practices of early human society, historians at Harvard University presented evidence Wednesday revealing that multiple centers of civilization developed chicken tender...
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