A Two Part Issue -The Netherlands eScience Center - Importance of Investment in Human Capital
and The Very Strange End of the FLOK in which Michel Bauwens Renigs on his Pledge of Full Disclosure
The September October 2014 COOK Report comes in two parts.
The first is a complete report on the first three years of operation of the Netherlands Center for Enhanced Science. This describes the use of the Netherlands Research and Education network infrastructure to give sophisticated assistance to subject mater or domain scientists via the assistance of eScience engineers and integrators whose new specialty consists of showing the domain scientists how to use newly created instruments to leverage the power of the resources at their command to take on and solve far more difficult problems than would otherwise be possible. A remarkable problem on Climate Change serves as the chief example.
The second Ecuador: the Very Strange End of the Flok is primarily a collection of source material detailing the transition of Michel Bauwens from his unseemly exit from Ecuador with Spanish hacker wolves braying at his heels to his landing back in Thailand and his securing of a Strategic partnership with CIC the most important Cooperative on the Iberian peninsula. The Partnership was announced in August 2 2014 the day after we published. The most deplorable part of the outcome was Michel’s capitulation to his FLOK slanderers who were attacking presumably the very people whom he needed to work with at CIC. The problem is we don’t know because his FLOK attackers have achieved a division within P2P of an inner circle who can be privy to what happened and the rest of us who are supposed to smile sweetly and thank Michel for his wreckless Ecuadorian venture and wish him better luck in Spain.
A Practical Navigator for the Internet Economy
We re now in our twenty third year of publication. (Our first issue was April 1992.) We publish 6 times a year - long in depth reports on subjects of intense personal intertest. Meanwhile our most important revenue producing operation is the offering of a private subscription only forum now in its eleventh year. The Forum is a mail list called the Architecture and Economics of IP Networks. It is a community of interest where more than 100 members discuss issues and trade ideas. I do not screen posts in advance. Foir more informatrion see the menu item "Business Model and Mail List Policy."
Some of the topics we explore:
- economic framework for thinking about technology
- fiber as economic infrastructure
- change from PSTN to all IP over fiber
- business models- domestic and global
- green IT, mobility, wireless
- new carrier models
- community fiber
- enterprise fiber & NRENs