World ends



Keywords: world ends
Description: Some mistakes we learn from. For example: Thinking that selling toys for pets on the Web is a great way to get rich. We're not going to do that again. . the Web, like television, is a way to

Some mistakes we learn from. For example: Thinking that selling toys for pets on the Web is a great way to get rich. We're not going to do that again.

  • . the Web, like television, is a way to hold eyeballs still while advertisers spray them with messages.
  • . the Net is something that telcos and cable companies should filter, control and otherwise "improve."
  • . it's a bad thing for users to communicate between different kinds of instant messaging systems on the Net.
  • . the Net suffers from a lack of regulation to protect industries that feel threatened by it.

When it comes to the Net, a lot of us suffer from Repetitive Mistake Syndrome. This is especially true for magazine and newspaper publishing, broadcasting, cable television, the record industry, the movie industry, and the telephone industry, to name just six.

Thanks to the enormous influence of those industries in Washington, Repetitive Mistake Syndrome also afflicts lawmakers, regulators and even the courts. Last year Internet radio, a promising new industry that threatened to give listeners choices far exceeding anything on the increasingly variety-less (and technologically stone-age) AM and FM bands, was shot in its cradle. Guns, ammo and the occasional "Yee-Haw!" were provided by the recording industry and the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, which embodies all the fears felt by Hollywood's alpha dinosaurs when they lobbied the Act through Congress in 1998.

"The Internet interprets censorship as damage and routes around it," John Gilmore famously said. And it's true. In the long run, Internet radio will succeed. Instant messaging systems will interoperate. Dumb companies will get smart or die. Stupid laws will be killed or replaced. But then, as John Maynard Keynes also famously said, "In the long run, we're all dead."

All we need to do is pay attention to what the Internet really is. It's not hard. The Net isn't rocket science. It isn't even 6th grade science fair, when you get right down to it. We can end the tragedy of Repetitive Mistake Syndrome in our lifetimes — and save a few trillion dollars' worth of dumb decisions — if we can just remember one simple fact: the Net is a world of ends. You're at one end, and everybody and everything else are at the other ends.

Sure, that's a feel-good statement about everyone having value on the Net, etc. But it's also the basic rock-solid fact about the Net's technical architecture. And the Internet's value is founded in its technical architecture.

Fortunately, the true nature of the Internet isn't hard to understand. In fact, just a fistful of statements stands between Repetitive Mistake Syndrome and Enlightenment.






Photogallery World ends:


How the World Ends | Galerie F  Gig Posters, Art Prints, Street ...


The End Of The World: A Political Cover-Up?


World ends with you favourites by hinote123456 on DeviantArt


User:Panthera Cantus - The World Ends With You Wiki - Pins ...


Where to Travel Before the World Ends?2 Backpackers Travel Community


How the World Ends (Majora's Mask) by spenzbowart on DeviantArt


Will the world end on December 21? - The Boston Globe


The World Ends With You favourites by anime-mangafan on DeviantArt


Till the World Ends  Wikipdia, a enciclopdia livre


The World Ends With You 1 - Read The World Ends With You Chapter 1 ...


DeviantArt: More Like The World Ends With You by nekuroSilver


File:Britney Spears - Till the World Ends 1 (Live in Ukraine).jpg ...


World Ends film release Posters and trailer | UK Film Releases


whentheworldends.jpg


The World Ends With You'- Neko by RazorNion on DeviantArt


The World Ends With You: Solo Remix es retirado de la App Store ...


The World Ends With You - Android Apps on Google Play


Welcome To Shibuya {The World Ends With You} by HeartlessMia on ...


The World Ends With You- Dec 21 2012 Shiki + Neku by VandorWolf on ...


Rhyme - The World Ends With You Wiki - Pins, characters, guides ...


DeviantArt: More Artists Like Till the world ends by saennavi