Topic: The Internet and the World Wide Web
KC Claffy, the Principal Investigator and founder of Cooperative Association for Internet Data Analysis (CAIDA), draws attention to a critical problem of the Internet. Maintenance of the robustness and stability of this critical communications infrastructure requires analysis of its performance metrics. The challenge - the empirical data required for such analysis is not accessible to researchers because of issues of Economics, Ownership and Trust (EOT).
In his long career as a technology journalist, Larry Magid has written on many contemporary issues. He is also an expert on child online safety, particularly as it relates to social networking. He joins Phil and Scott to discuss his activities in making the internet less harmful for young people. He also talks about such current topics as net neutrality, solid state drives, and the potential of imap as a way to better control email.
Phil Libin was the CEO of CoreStreet when he appeared as the first guest on Interviews with Innovators. Now he's back as CEO of EverNote, a company that aims to build the memex, or personal outboard memory, that Vannevar Bush famously imagined in his 1945 article "As We May Think."
Over the last year or two, the Geoweb has graduated from something that was off the side, to being at the centre of attention. In this presentation, John Hanke, Director, Google Earth & Google Maps, and Bernhard Seefeld, Geo Software Engineer at Google, open the lid on some of Google's new products in the Geo space, and advocate the need for open standards.
Social networking is not just limited to making and maintaining personal and business relations. On this edition of Interviews with Innovators, host Jon Udell speaks with Tim Spalding, the founder and lead developer of LibraryThing, a popular service for cataloging, discovering, recommending, and discussing books, and people who love books.
For many years Carl Malamud has been a tireless crusader for online access to U.S. public information: SEC filings, patents, Congressional video, the Smithsonian's historical photgraphy, and most recently, case law. On this edition of Interviews with Innovators, host Jon Udell asks Malamud about his strategies, accomplishments, and future plans.
As high quality spectrum is repurposed after the digital TV transition, what is the best way to ensure fair network access and promote innovation in this valuable new space? US Department of Commerce technology policy expert John Kneuer argues that market forces, not government regulation, are most likely to produce benefits for network providers, internet application developers and consumers. Stirring quite a controversy, this substantive talk concludes with a lively discussion of broadband policy and network neutrality.
Extensions are small plug-ins that add functionality to Firefox, ranging from simple toolbar buttons to completely new features. In this panel discussion, strategists from Mozilla and two companies who've built successfully on the Firefox platform share their perspectives on the mutual benefits the extensions ecosystem provides. Through such openness, the browser continues to take a more prominent role in shaping the way users experience the web.
On this edition of Interviews with Innovators, host Jon Udell speaks with wiki inventor Ward Cunningham, who discusses the two most recent phases of his career. At the Eclipse Foundation in 2006, he pioneered a transformative new approach to making software-supported business processes transparently understandable both to developers and to users. Now, as CTO of aboutus.org, he's helping to create a new wiki culture for companies and organizations to explain themselves to the world.
Dr. Moira Gunn speaks with Luis von Ahn, an assistant professor at Carnegie Mellon University, about the origin of CAPTCHAs on the internet - those squiggly series of letters which help us prove we are human.