In the most high-profile case on net neutrality, last year the FCC ruled
Comcast illegally placed limits on broadband customers using peer-to-peer
services. Comcast is appealing the ruling, but this is exactly what open
Internet advocates and the FCC want to prevent. Why ? Because it would
adversely impact innovation and impede the potential an open and neutral
internet can create.
To illustrate the importance of net neutrality consider this: if you had a
choice between a large, established Internet company with deep pockets to pay
for faster access; you'd be more likely to use their service over a small
start-up that might have a more innovative services but lacked the money to
pay for similar speeds. What the major players want is to eliminate
competition and use their present advantages to snuff out future competitive
threats. Remember when you had to buy your t... (more)
iPad on Ulitzer
For all the controversy around the recently introduced Apple iPad, one thing
is certain. This is but one in a long series of devices which will continue
to be introduced to the market as part of a computing revolution. The advent
of these technologies combined with demographic shifts and global ism will
fundamentally change everything about our world.
Love it or hate it, the IPad is just one example of many more highly
functional internet connected devices with more features delivered at lower
and lower prices to come. These devices are highly mobile and will get ... (more)
Reading Harvard Business Review's blog "Is the U.S. Killing Its Innovation
Machine" I am reminded of the continual challenge of quality managers and
entrepreneurs : educating other small minded folks about the need to balance
the near and long term. In fact most, if not all, of the significant
challenges facing organizations today result from the failing of leadership
to deal with the long term for fear of the near. The "Tyranny of the Ugent"
as Collins wrote.
It's easy for people to "demand" results: particularly when there is so
little understanding as to how those "results" m... (more)
With technology's rapid advancements, keeping up with the digital world's
leadership and vision of the future is always interesting and educational.
Since debuting in 2003, The Wall Street Journal’s D: All Things Digital
conference has delivered straight-up conversations with the most influential
figures in media and technology, you'll see the list below and it includes
the unbiquitous Steve Jobs and others. I always find the content interesting
The 2010 D8, the eighth annual All Things Digital Conference, ran from June
1-3. Creators and executive producers Walt M... (more)
"Wireless Health" is a term that has been emerging over the past several
years. As with all industries, advancing technologies are bringing
revolutionary solutions to the huge health "care" marketplace.
A recent article by Dana Blankenhorn titled, "Could wireless health get too
rich and too Slim?" addresses medical technology's increasing momentum. He
selects the grand opening of the West Wireless Health Institute, as evidence
with some important recent announcements which raise an interesting question:
The Wests have put another $25 million into the Institute, bringing their