Yesterday Jian Ghomeshi, host of the CBC radio show ‘Q’ interviewed Leonard Kleinrock one of the fathers of the internet. The first words from the mouth of the internet baby were uttered forty years ago and Dr. Kleinrock is still involved with what he calls a “teenager still struggling to find its way”. Dr. Kleinrock […]Read more "Inventor of the internet – CBC’s Q interviews Leonard Kleinrock"
Breaking news! Big surprise! (sorry about the sarcasm! – well, not really!) According to this report from eMarketer, print advertising is down and digital platforms (read: internet) are growing! There are many notable quotes from the article but here are my favourites: For example, Barclays Capital predicted in its “Internet Data Book July 2009” that […]Read more "Digital advertising up – print ads down:eMarketer report"
On Saturday August 1, 2009 at approximately 6:00pm MST the Big Valley Jamboree, a country music festival in Camrose Alberta, was struck by tragedy when high winds caused the main stage to collapse. One person was killed and up to fifteen were injured. A fierce wind storm passed through Alberta moving from the north-west and […]Read more "#BVJ – using Twitter to watch local news unfold"
Everyday I talk to people who are still using dial-up to access the internet. Not out of choice but because they have no other options. In rural homes, ranches and farms of Central Alberta people want to connect to the web. The last mile, the point from where fibre and copper ends and the point […]Read more "Broadband in rural regions needs attention"
There is a lot of press lately concerning the censorship and limit of access to the web in countries like China and Iran. If you are a corporate or government employee, you too may be subjected to the same censorship and denial of access to the web as the citizens of these repressive political regimes. […]Read more "Web censorship – not just in China or Iran"