Listening to Yogi on Interconnection and Net Neutrality 4

I’m returning from a packed event, hosted by the Progressive Policy Institute, on the FCC’s role in Internet interconnection.  It was a good discussion.  And I’m glad to see these issues getting the attention they deserve.  I was the only panelist calling for an ongoing FCC role as a backstop for interconnection agreements, which I’ve advocated in my Only Connect (2007) and No Dialtone (2014) papers.  The others were more concerned ...

Those Who Remember History…

Tom Wheeler, the new Chairman of the Federal Communications Commission, gave a speech today at Ohio State University.  It was a good speech on his regulatory philosophy.  But that’s not so interesting.  There’s nothing out of the ordinary about a government official giving a speech.  The unusual development was that the Chairman also released an ebook, called Net Effects.  Even more unusual, it’s not a bland ghostwritten policy whitepaper; it’s ...

A New Contract for America?

Has anyone on the left suggested that Democrats unite around a set of process reforms for our broken political process? This would be the mirror image of the Republican “Contract With America” in 1994, which (A) was fantastically successful, ending 40 years of Democratic control of the House of Representatives, and (B) basically got us into the current mess. At a time when popular support for Congress is at 5%, ...

Twitter Updates: 2013-05-31 to 2013-06-06

Hanging at Wegmans, which is to bricks-and-mortar what Amazon is to e-commerce. Why go anywhere else? -> So is the MOOC land-grab over? In search/portals, social networking, and social media, the 2nd generation sites won, but not here it seems. -> Open source EdX could be the Mozilla of the MOOC world, but lacks the hidden Google subsidy. -> Without a Mozilla/Creative Commons of MOOCs, restrictive policies win through inertia. ...

Twitter Updates: 2013-05-24 to 2013-05-30

A dozen years ago, Bill Gates used to complain that MSFT project groups all used innovators dilemma to argue for funding. -> It's Memorial Day in the U.S. Must be time for a backyard BBQ blow-out at casa Werbach! -> Gamification Spring 2013 Statistics: http://t.co/OOnNUOJHiu via @YouTube -> Posted a video with some statistics from my Coursera #gamification13 MOOC. Generally similar to the first session. http://t.co/rAWPHBzaXc -> So, @martingeddes, what ...

Twitter Updates: 2013-05-17 to 2013-05-23

Now it can be tweeted… RT @awallenstein: RT @brianstelter: Newly tweeting: @JGenachowski, the outgoing chairman of the FCC. -> Big problem. If a selective university took the top students regardless of family income, revenues would fall 20%. http://t.co/miMpq7NkLS -> Scores and certificates for #gamification13 have been released. View yours at http://t.co/yvpXmh4oIJ. Official announcement Monday. -> It's eerie reading David Foster Wallace's Pale King while following news about this IRS Tea ...

Twitter Updates: 2013-05-10 to 2013-05-16

I'm not an atheist like @RichardDawkins, but I agree he poses the right question here about God. We should listen to the atheists more. in reply to RichardDawkins -> I had fun reading it! RT @audreywatters: Having far too much fun building this site http://t.co/DhiqZRSMHD -> Coursera course ended yesterday; Penn academic year ends today. What to do with my time? (Oh wait, what I was supposed to be doing ...

Twitter Updates: 2013-05-03 to 2013-05-09

Watching fantastic education entrepreneurs presenting today at #MilkenPennGSE http://t.co/4aPqIdHmQ7 -> Many downsides to the rapid introduction of market forces in big education, but bottom-up edtech startup activity is a great development. -> Startup founder's son explains use of gamification on the site: "If I get more prizes than my friends, I can brag to them." #milkenpenngse -> A fantastic choice! RT @CNET: White House picks Twitter lawyer as chief privacy ...

Twitter Updates: 2013-04-26 to 2013-05-02

Email privacy reform which I testified in favor of before Congress passes Senate committee: http://t.co/4lXl4zXRAM via @verge -> Thanks again to @digitaloctober for inviting to me judge green gamification concepts from your global ideahack meetup today! in reply to digitaloctober -> Howard Shelanski nominated as head of OIRA (aka the U.S. "regulatory czar"). Fantastic pick! http://t.co/DDyrqP3U5S -> That's OK, we only want the extraordinary ones. RT @EdMakesGames: @ibogost Ordinary people ...

Twitter Updates: 2013-04-19 to 2013-04-25

Dead on. RT @fredwilson: "if you are in the higher education business, you had better be getting your hands dirty with [MOOCs]." -> Thanks – hope you find uses in your work! MT @TechPolicy: I've been meaning to tell you how much I'm enjoying your MOOC about gamification -> Watch my brother @adamwerbach this morning on the Today Show, talking Earth Week and the sharing economy: http://t.co/HrLvBX1b9H -> My friend ...