Re: Honk If You See A Dead Satellite
Well, this is a nice change of pace for articles here on InformationWeek. It's easy to forget the big picture when we're busy talking about hardware specs, quarterly vendor plans, and networking protocols. All of that comes together in a longterm outlook for what our future society might look like. That's what we're working towards as technology professionals, and it actually lends itself quite well to philosophical thinking and a creative style of writing. We are talking about changing the world, after all. It's worth giving ourselves a pat on the back for how far we've come, and stopping to take a look at where we're going next.
I really, really like how you describe future network possibilities as an alternative to telecomm-controlled wires, Howard. Not that it's a pie-in-the-sky possibility if someone's in the right place at the right time, but that it's the next natural progression. We very much choose to forget that 'internet' does not equate to the way we access the internet today. Thank you for reminding us of how important those less fortunate all around the world are in this discussion. How much more valuable this internet access would be to them precisely because they don't have access to a good education, or a fair socioeconomic system. I'm glad you mentioned that cruise ship article, because it made me think the same things. Take care. Happy Holidays.