Tim Wu was speaking at the IIEA in Dublin on 25 May. I had a talk with him on the record about Theodore Vail, AT&T Bell, net neutrality, Internet regulation, Google and "the temptation of Goolge", norms on the Internet, and the future of mobile networks.
Researching my forthcoming book on the history of the 'Net, I'm investigating the nuclear context. By the mid 1960s the Air Force had upgraded its early nuclear missiles to use solid-state propellants. The new solid-state weapons brought the launch time down from eight hours to a matter of minutes. Yet while US missiles were becoming … Continue reading Innovation in the shadow of the Nuke