Re: Let’s Build a More Secure Internet

[Note:  This comment comes from friend Bob Frankston.  DLH]

From: “Bob Frankston” <>
Subject: RE: [Dewayne-Net] Let’s Build a More Secure Internet
Date: October 9, 2013 at 6:49:08 PM PDT

This assumes that the Internet is a layer on top of a physical
infrastructure –  a notion which misses the revolutionary idea of the
Internet. The Internet is not the switches. It is a way we use the physical
infrastructure as a resource rather than a dependency. For that matter the
very wording  assumes there is an Internet that is apart from everything
else when many of the issues are in the practices both in the way we
exchange bits and the service we create using connectivity.

As long as we require that operators and service providers make a profit we
force the creation of the meta data that can then be used to analyze our
usage of the network. If we have funding model that doesn’t require every
wire be a profit center than we wouldn’t need to disclose (as much) metadata
and the network operators wouldn’t obliged to monetize it.

There is a risk in seeking the social and business problems in technology
rather than in understanding.

October 8, 2013
Let’s Build a More Secure Internet