Category Archives: infrastructure

Overview: The Bubble and Beyond: | Michael Hudson

From Overview: The Bubble and Beyond: | Michael Hudson. The question today is whether a new wave of reform will arise to restore and indeed complete the vision of classical political economy that seemed to be shaping evolution a century ago on the eve of World War I, or whether the epoch of industrial capitalism […]

Doc Searls Weblog · Holes in The Cloud

  via Doc Searls Weblog · Holes in The Cloud. … meanwhile “The Cloud’s” promise and reality are way out of sync. Since most of The Market outside our homes is comprised of pay services over wi-fi and cellular data systems are sure to suffer traffic jams as more of our lives require tethering to […]

Hackers plan space satellites to combat censorship

BBC News – Hackers plan space satellites to combat censorship.   Computer hackers plan to take the internet beyond the reach of censors by putting their own communication satellites into orbit. The scheme was outlined at the Chaos Communication Congress in Berlin. The project’s organisers said the Hackerspace Global Grid will also involve developing a […]

No Tech Magazine: The Sustainable Urban Dwelling Unit SUDU

via No Tech Magazine: The Sustainable Urban Dwelling Unit SUDU. The Sustainable Urban Dwelling Unit SUDUSUDU 3The ‘Sustainable Urban Dwelling Unit’ SUDU in Ethiopia demonstrates that it is possible to construct multi-story buildings using only soil and stone. By combining timbrel vaults and compressed earth blocks, there is no need for steel, reinforced concrete or […]

Google Engineer Accidently Shares His Internal Memo About Google + Platform | Unfiltered Opinion From Silicon Valley

A product is useless without a platform, or more precisely and accurately, a platform-less product will always be replaced by an equivalent platform-ized product. Google+ is a prime example of our complete failure to understand platforms from the very highest levels of executive leadership (hi Larry, Sergey, Eric, Vic, howdy howdy) down to the very […]