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Bob Frankston's very deep and thought provoking deck for his talk at ISOC-DC's panel discussion: Connecting Everyone! Mesh Networks, Public Internet and the Drive Towards Universal Access...

Bob Frankston's very deep and thought provoking deck for his talk at ISOC-DC's panel discussion: Connecting Everyone! Mesh Networks, Public Internet and the Drive Towards Universal Access

Note that Bob insists that people that we point viewers to: http://rmf.vc/DIYToInternet

for the complete experience.

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The internet as diy The internet as diy Presentation Transcript

  • From DIYTo The InternetBob Frankston / http://Frankston.comMarch 1st 2012 / ISOC-DC
  • Do It Yourself – 1960’s / 1970’s • Did our own networking • Radio Packets, Coax, CYCLADES • Reliability was DIY in apps • We had to discover what worked • LANS + dialup & Leased Lines • IP decoupled from TCP/UDP • Providers were not required!Copyright 2012 Bob Frankston | ISOC DC 1-March-2012
  • Learn Accounting / Context • Don’t confuse measures with reality • “Costs” are based on models • “Spectrum” is a construct! • “Price” is a story • “Supply” is what you make of it • “Speed” is really capacityCopyright 2012 Bob Frankston | ISOC DC 1-March-2012 View slide
  • DIY: The World as Your Oyster • Demand  Supply when • You find value in what you have • Aren’t beholden to rent seekers • The Internet is a market architecture • Local efforts contribute to the whole Demand SupplyCopyright 2012 Bob Frankston | ISOC DC 1-March-2012 View slide
  • RailroadsCopyright 2012 Bob Frankston | ISOC DC 1-March-2012
  • Telecommunications Applications Value $ Data Services NetworkCopyright 2012 Bob Frankston | ISOC DC 1-March-2012
  • A Service Per Device • Government Defined! • No synergy, No DIY • Services must be built in • Bits billed or killed • Transaction Revenue • Cell phone is carrier platform • Voice (by distance!) • Tethering • SMS (MMS) • Television/Radio
  • Stop The Presses!ATT is at it again!
  • A break from the past!Meet me in 5 Meet me in 5minutes for seconds withdrinks if defibrillator!you’re around Applications Relationships Information! Purchases Internet Packets of 0’s and 1’s (A-Z) Voice Wires, Radios or Meet me in 5 WhateverCopyright 2012 Bob Frankston | ISOC DC 1-March-2012
  • Rephrasing • Carriers own our rights-of-way so • They can provide us with services • They can rent it back at a profit • Bits are like moveable type • Analog – service infrastructure • Digital (Bits) – common facilitiesCopyright 2012 Bob Frankston | ISOC DC 1-March-2012
  • Any To Any but no Promises • Ambient Connectivity! • Skype User  User • IP is machine  machine • Repurpose Bluetooth et al • Wired logic? • PC is (now) your platformCopyright 2012 Bob Frankston | ISOC DC 1-March-2012
  • New business model • Market-based (like home networking) • Pay for Materials • Pay for Labor • Value is in the whole (like sidewalks) • Helpful but not necessary • Pay for as a community • No need for exclusion to create value!Copyright 2012 Bob Frankston | ISOC DC 1-March-2012
  • Can Act Locally • No dependency outside providers • Work with neighbors/community • Benefits of local dense coverage • Benefits of wide thin coverage • Aggregate purchasing • Aggregate purchasesCopyright 2012 Bob Frankston | ISOC DC 1-March-2012
  • Looking Ahead • Understanding is key • Lots of enthusiasm to tap into • Neutrality  Commons • Open  Moot • Act locally to add to opportunity • Understand and iterateCopyright 2012 Bob Frankston | ISOC DC 1-March-2012
  • Let’s Begin? • Have more slides for those interested • Readings at http://rmf.vc/PublicCopyright 2012 Bob Frankston | ISOC DC 1-March-2012
  • Underwater Reefs • Twisty Winding Passages • “Agree Screens” • Grease my palm … or else • Authentication • Bubble Baby Security • IP Addresses and the DNS • Fear of Wi-FiCopyright 2012 Bob Frankston | ISOC DC 1-March-2012