WholeThinking essays with keyword tag: Internet

DTH Satellite Television Surges Over Telecom & Cable

While the news media preoccupies itself with the battle of titans, telecoms versus cablecoms for pay-TV market share, satellite delivered direct-to-home service has been quietly and steadily gaining on them both. According to TeleGeography’s CommsUpdate, the DTH pay-TV sector now claims 150 million subscribers with a growth of 13% to 15% per year. This growth trend continues […]

Beware: That Twitter account may be a robot

It was only a matter of time that unsullied ground that was Twitter was to become as dark and dangerous as the general web. It just shows that less characters and banal comments can still land you in a world of hurt if you click on the wrong link. Twitter was not the first place […]

What is the Internet and what will it be?

If you were to ask yourself or someone next to you at your favorite coffee shop, with wireless of course, what is the internet? What would the answer be? Most would have not thought about it much. They like what it does and they like what can do while they are connected. Most users think […]

Of Tolls and Rivers Chains -The New Robber Barons

For a number of centuries, roughly 800 AD to 1800 AD, feudal lords with land along the Rhine River in Germany, collected tolls from passing cargo ships. In an effective effort to back this control, large iron chains were laid across the river and raised high enough to block passage of uncooperative vessels. Not being […]