January 12, 2012
Why Software Defined Networks and WiFi 2.0 are critical to future of Internet
Bill St. Arnaud,
Weblog, January 12, 2012.
Interesting post that's pretty technical but well worth the read. Bill St. Arnaud argues that Software Defined Networks (SDN) and WiFi 2.0 will become increasingly important to the future of the internet. On the way to this argument is a discussion of 'carrier mindset' - a focus by hardware manufacturers on the needs of large carriers. "Most of Canada’s high tech companies like Nortel, RIM, Alcatel-Lucent (Newbridge), etc are struggling or have gone under because they pursued this market." Their marketing, suggests Arnaud, is through the carriers, rather than directly to consumers. But because Canadian carriers were (and are) more profitable (because of market protections, says Arnaud) they have not innovated, and so the hardware vendors were not competitive on the worldwide market. WiFi 2.0 and SDN are two examples of this sort of innovation. I don't totally agree with the argument (there are other reasons as well for the Canadian companies' difficulties) but I'm certainly interested in the innovation.
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Learning: Identifying Computer Ports
DoctorMO's Blog, January 12, 2012.
My old computer at home is dying, so I'm buying a new one, so this is a very good time to get up to date on what all the different ports look like. Especially as my new computer will have only a DVI (not to be confused with HDMI) port, and no VGA port.
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