Entries by shuli

Why today’s FCC Net Neutrality announcement is good for you and the country

Tom Wheeler’s support for an open and free Internet today is a sorely needed and extremely positive thing for our country and our future in several ways: First, there’s a big confusion between FCC / Government regulation and reclassifying the Internet under Title II as a public utility. The Government is not regulating our Internet, rather, […]

Featured in Fast Company!

Check out this great article by the awesome Chris Gayomali: “Invisible Networks: One Woman’s Fantastic Quest to Photograph the Living Internet” Shuli Hallak is on a mission to bring to light the servers, fiber networks, and carrier hotels that keep the world wide web alive and humming. We tend to think of the Internet as […]

Wiring our Visual Language

For those of us old enough to remember when long distance phone calls were a big deal and international calls had that terrible lag time, we also remember that that the land line we were using was hard wired to the wall. And so it wasn’t a far stretch of the imagination to extrapolate that […]

Seeing the Internet

On March 10, 1876, Alexander Graham Bell makes the world’s first telephone call and famously utters into the phone: “Mr. Watson, come here — I want to see you.” What a telling choice of words.  Not only does it establish the existence of the first hard-wired line separating physical presence from simulated presence, but Mr. […]