[as ever, you can read this on the BBC News website]
In a desperate search for a reason to issue a press release the US-based Software and Information Industry Association has latched onto the tenth anniverary of the US Government’s ‘Framework for Global Electronic Commerce’ as an excuse to put out yet another ranking of significant developments in internet history.
A group of unnamed ‘policy and industry experts’ has chosen the top ten developments in ecommerce since 1997, and although pseudo-polls like this one usually merit little attention there are some unexpected nuggets in the list.
Continue reading “Keeping the Internet Open”
Here’s what I’ve tagged on del.icio.us on July 14th:
Here’s what I’ve tagged on del.icio.us on July 13th:
Here’s what I’ve tagged on del.icio.us on July 11th:
[As ever, this is on the BBC News website]
I have spent a significant chunk of the past four days teaching a group of young people how to make radio and television, working with the fantastic team from the BBC’s Blast on Tour project.
They are the real-world bit of Blast, the BBC’s youth creativity service, offering all the stuff that you can’t do so well on a website like free workshops in dance, fashion, music, animation and, of course, film and radio.
Last week they were on Parker’s Piece in Cambridge with a modern mobile digital studio built into a lorry and three marquees for dance workshops.
Continue reading “Having a Blast”
Here’s what I tagged on del.icio.us between July 4th and July 9th:
I’m running the online presence for this year’s Cambridge Film Festival so activity here will be light until the 16th – check out the festival website, the Flickr feed and the YouTube channel for more stuff…
One of the Internet’s main governing bodies, ICANN, has just finished its latest public meeting in Puerto Rico. After a week of debates on subjects like Accountability and Transparency Management, and workshops on Domain Tasting and WHOIS, delegates, representatives and interested observers are all heading home, wondering whether anything useful has been achieved.
ICANN, founded in 1988 by the US Government to take over responsibility for key aspects of the internet’s technical architecture like domain names and IP addresses, has had a troubled history.
Continue reading “Let a thousand domains bloom”
Here’s what I tagged on del.icio.us between July 1st and July 2nd:
Here’s what I tagged on del.icio.us between June 29th and June 30th: