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From DIY
To The Internet
Bob Frankston / http://Frankston.com
March 1st 2012 / ISOC-DC
Do It Yourself – 1960’s / 1970’s
 • Did our own networking
 • Radio Packets, Coax, CYCLADES
   • Reliability was DIY in ap...
Learn Accounting / Context
 • Don’t confuse measures with reality
   • “Costs” are based on models
   • “Spectrum” is a co...
DIY: The World as Your Oyster
 • Demand  Supply when
   • You find value in what you have
   • Aren’t beholden to rent se...
Railroads




Copyright 2012 Bob Frankston | ISOC DC 1-March-2012
Telecommunications


                                  Applications
     Value
                                           ...
A Service Per Device
                • Government Defined!
                •   No synergy, No DIY
                •   Serv...
Stop The Presses!
ATT is at it again!
A break from the past!
Meet me in 5                                                                 Meet me in 5
minutes f...
Rephrasing
 • Carriers own our rights-of-way so
   • They can provide us with services
   • They can rent it back at a pro...
Any To Any but no Promises


                                              • Ambient Connectivity!
                       ...
New business model
 • Market-based (like home networking)
   • Pay for Materials
   • Pay for Labor
 • Value is in the who...
Can Act Locally
 • No dependency outside providers
 • Work with neighbors/community
 • Benefits of local dense coverage
 •...
Looking Ahead
 • Understanding is key
 • Lots of enthusiasm to tap into
   • Neutrality  Commons
   • Open  Moot
 • Act ...
Let’s Begin?
 • Have more slides for those interested
 • Readings at http://rmf.vc/Public




Copyright 2012 Bob Frankston...
Underwater Reefs
 • Twisty Winding Passages
 • “Agree Screens”
 • Grease my palm … or else
 • Authentication
 • Bubble Bab...
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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

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

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  1. 1. From DIY To The Internet Bob Frankston / http://Frankston.com March 1st 2012 / ISOC-DC
  2. 2. 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
  3. 3. 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 capacity Copyright 2012 Bob Frankston | ISOC DC 1-March-2012
  4. 4. 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 Supply Copyright 2012 Bob Frankston | ISOC DC 1-March-2012
  5. 5. Railroads Copyright 2012 Bob Frankston | ISOC DC 1-March-2012
  6. 6. Telecommunications Applications Value $ Data Services Network Copyright 2012 Bob Frankston | ISOC DC 1-March-2012
  7. 7. 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
  8. 8. Stop The Presses! ATT is at it again!
  9. 9. A break from the past! Meet me in 5 Meet me in 5 minutes for seconds with drinks 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 Whatever Copyright 2012 Bob Frankston | ISOC DC 1-March-2012
  10. 10. 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 facilities Copyright 2012 Bob Frankston | ISOC DC 1-March-2012
  11. 11. 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 platform Copyright 2012 Bob Frankston | ISOC DC 1-March-2012
  12. 12. 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
  13. 13. Can Act Locally • No dependency outside providers • Work with neighbors/community • Benefits of local dense coverage • Benefits of wide thin coverage • Aggregate purchasing • Aggregate purchases Copyright 2012 Bob Frankston | ISOC DC 1-March-2012
  14. 14. Looking Ahead • Understanding is key • Lots of enthusiasm to tap into • Neutrality  Commons • Open  Moot • Act locally to add to opportunity • Understand and iterate Copyright 2012 Bob Frankston | ISOC DC 1-March-2012
  15. 15. Let’s Begin? • Have more slides for those interested • Readings at http://rmf.vc/Public Copyright 2012 Bob Frankston | ISOC DC 1-March-2012
  16. 16. Underwater Reefs • Twisty Winding Passages • “Agree Screens” • Grease my palm … or else • Authentication • Bubble Baby Security • IP Addresses and the DNS • Fear of Wi-Fi Copyright 2012 Bob Frankston | ISOC DC 1-March-2012

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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