Lawrence Lessig

Open-Source, Closed Minds

Theres something obvious to anyone close to technology today: Nonproprietary technology helps proprietary enterprise.For example, the global positioning system was set free for commercial development by Ronald Reagan in...

Service Calls

If there were a Nobel Prize awarded for business innovation, Id nominate the person who first thought of giving customers at convenience stores their purchases for free if the...

Spectrum for All

A generation from now, when policy types look back to the first decade of the 21st Century, there is no doubt they will think of a "Powell" as one...

Wireless Spectrum: Defining the Commons in Cyberspace

Skepticism about whether a "spectrum commons" could work most likely springs from the way weve been trained to think about "spectrum." A hundred years of careless talk has led...

Racing Against Time

In 1998, Congress passed the Sonny Bono Copyright Term Extension Act, which extended the term of existing and future copyrights by 20 years—from 75 to 95 years for corporate...

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American Connection Project Aims To Fill The Gaps In Rural Broadband

In the cloud era, digital connectivity is clearly a necessity. Yet many rural communities across the U.S. still lack this necessity, including farmers, who...

Predicting Cloud Trends for 2022: Migration, Multicloud and ESG

If you look to where cloud computing is likely heading in the year ahead, three key trends emerge, trends that span both technology and...

What Is Edge Computing? Why It’s Important and How It Works

In a nutshell, edge computing is any computing that occurs on the edge of the network rather than in a centralized server. If you dig...

Industry Analyst Michael Krigsman on Digital Transformation

I spoke with Michael Krigsman, analyst and founder of CXOTalk, about the evolution of digital transformation, and why the challenges for cloud native companies...

New Relic’s Bill Staples on Why Observability is Gaining Adoption

I spoke with Bill Staples, CEO of New Relic, about the value of observability, and why the challenges of managing today’s infrastructure makes it...