Bots Flood FCC with Millions of Comments About Net Neutrality

Thought Piece Of the 21.8 million comments recently made to FCC on the Net Neutrality, a data company Emprata determined that 19.4 of the comments came from entities that filed multiple times, originated aboard or used such techniques as faked domains typical of spam. It seems that self-righteousness and/or politics have overtaken the discussion about "Open [...]

By | 2017-09-05T22:13:19+00:00 September 4th, 2017|Categories: Communication, Thought Piece|Tags: , , |0 Comments

So What Happened to the Journalism?

Thought Piece Everything said about the state of British journalism can be said about the international and American environmental media. One can hope that Green Media doesn't remain "cocooned in the certainty" for much longer. So What Happened to the Journalism? Guest Blogger / 4 days ago August 25, 2017  John Ridgway “Anyone who isn’t confused really doesn’t understand [...]

By | 2017-08-28T22:24:27+00:00 August 25th, 2017|Categories: Communication, Thought Piece|Tags: |0 Comments

Net Neutrality Supporters Pressure FCC to Extend Comment Deadline

Thought Piece At the latest count, over 5.3 million of the 13 million FCC's Comments were manufactured by Fake Filing software. I would be shocked if more than 1 percent of the filers actually knew the details of Tom Wheeler extra-legal action. The removal of Net Neutrality provision of 2015 returns the Internet back to being [...]

By | 2017-08-17T21:07:42+00:00 August 16th, 2017|Categories: Communication, Thought Piece|Tags: , , |0 Comments

RURAL AMERICA IS STRANDED IN THE DIAL-UP AGE: Wireless Broadband can be the great uniter of city and country.

Thought Piece High costs and lack of access to broadband service prevent residents of far-flung communities from joining the modern economy By Jennifer Levitz and Valerie Bauerlein | Photographs by Nick Schnelle for The Wall Street Journal Jeanne Wilson Johnson drives 4 miles from her 420-acre farm to a gas station in Caledonia, Mo., for better [...]

By | 2017-06-22T21:41:38+00:00 June 18th, 2017|Categories: Communication, Thought Piece|Tags: , |0 Comments

Why ‘Net Neutrality’ Drives the Left Crazy: The FCC’s new chairman plan to reopen the internet to competition—and agitators picketing his family house

Thought Piece Net neutrality is such a misuse of language. It invites an under-informed mob to take political actions that are so far from civil behavior, which drives me crazy. The agitators are picketing FCC Chairman Pai's neighborhood, his house and his young family. These tactics sound like they are out of a George Orwell novel. There has been a lot moral rectitude [...]

By | 2017-05-20T21:09:44+00:00 May 20th, 2017|Categories: Communication, Thought Piece|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

The Internet of Things: America needs more computers, mobile broadband, cloud services, software tools, sensor networks, 3-D printing, AI….

Thought Piece As the authors Michael Mandel and Bret Swanson put it, "Innovation isn’t a zero-sum game. The problem for most workers isn’t too much technology but too little. What America needs is more computers, mobile broadband, cloud services, software tools, sensor networks, 3-D printing, augmented reality, artificial intelligence and, yes, robots." Although, I would argue [...]

By | 2017-05-15T22:07:05+00:00 May 15th, 2017|Categories: Communication, Original Heins, Thought Piece|Tags: , |0 Comments

“Climate of Complete Certainty,” so look out for blistering backlashes to anything less than 100% climate certainty.

Thought Piece [I suspect that it is finally safe to reprint Bret Stephen's first column for the New York Times, "Climate of Complete Certainty, without fear of reprisal to Bret or myself. Although, to a member of luke-warmers like myself, I thought Bret was quite benign and thoughtful. I suppose that I should have known the Times readership [...]

By | 2017-05-15T21:52:57+00:00 May 10th, 2017|Categories: Communication, Thought Piece|0 Comments

“F.C.C. Invokes Internet Freedom While Trying to Kill It”: This NY Times Editorial is a Backward Glance into the Future

Thought Piece [For the record, “Net Neutrality” is just another way of saying that the FCC should be micromanaging the Internet, including wired and wireless broadband. My first question for those parties, including the New York Times, who are advocating net neutrality: How can an agency regulate an industry, when it is five years or more behind [...]

Five Obama-era tech policies on the chopping block: Open and fair access can’t be far behind, if Net Neutrality is left far behind.

Thought Piece [As an Open Access warrior from the 1999-2001 era, I can honestly say that the "net neutrality" argument has always seemed as flawed as the Telecommunications Act of the 1930, on which the current sense of net neutrality is based. How can any set of telecommunication regulations written in the 1930's have anything to do with the Internet [...]