Apple 1, Cook at WSJD, and what is net neutrality?

Build your own Apple 1 replica
Build your own Apple 1 replica

Ben Heck built an Apple 1 from scratch, and you can too — If you don’t have the near-US$1 million to spare to buy a genuine Apple 1 computer, why not build your own working replica? Master model Ben Heckendorn (AKA Ben Heck) did just that in a new three-part episode of element14’s The Ben Heck Show.

Tim Cook speaks at WSJD Live about Apple Watch, Apple Pay, and more — Last month’s WSJD Live conference in Laguna Beach, California was a hot ticket. You could take a drone selfie with Rupert Murdoch, maybe troll an Apple exec with AirDrop, and of course listen to fascinating talks and interviews with some of the biggest names in technology, including Apple CEO Tim Cook.

The Oatmeal explains Net Neutrality — President Obama made a strong statement in favour of Net Neutrality yesterday, and Senator Ted Cruz called out the push for regulation as “Obamacare for the Internet.” Seems the Senator needs some schooling on what a free and open Internet really is, and why it’s so important. The Oatmeal offers up one of the best explanations supporting Net Neutrality.

One thought on “Apple 1, Cook at WSJD, and what is net neutrality?”

  1. I hate the way serious issues with technology remain unresolved by their advocates using Orwellian or counter-libertarian analogies. As if the current Google-ad sponsored view of the web that most people thing is open isn’t completely shaped by criteria giving Google the highest revenue yield.

    Net neutrality isn’t a good thing because different applications have very different data requirements and a neutral system can’t deliver against these requirements efficiently. The net result is a chaos system demanding ever increasing resources whilst delivering little more to the customer. Traffic shaping provides a solution but (like any tool) is open to abuse the negative connotations of which have been sensationalised with the current net neutrality debate.

    It would be shame if the benefits of the many were hindered by the nefarious activities of the few. Yet again.


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