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SMART Letter #95 -- Switching (December 6, 2004)

Gratitude, Continued
New SMART List Sub/Unsub/Change Procedure
WTF: The meeting that was named by acclaim
MAC: Switching from Windows
DSL: Switching from Cable
WAR: Failure of Empathy on Small Planet

SMART Letter #94 -- Square-peg Telcos, Round-hole Future (March 28, 2004)

The Latest on WTF!?!
Square-peg Telcos, Round-hole Future
If it's Funny it Must be True! by Scatt Oddams
Conferences on my Calendar

SMART Letter #93 -- Pessimism without Paradox (February 27, 2004)

Status Report on WTF!?! A Gathering of Smart People
Pessimism Without Paradox
Ain't No Connectivity Oversupply at My House
If it's Funny it Must be True! by Scatt Oddams
Conferences on my Calendar

SMART Letter #92 -- Not your Usual SMART Letter (January 4, 2004)

WTF!?! -- A Gathering of SMART People
Bogus Contest -- What does WTF Mean? (No, not that.)
Conferences on my Calendar

SMART Letter #91 -- The Story Under the VoIP Story (December 10, 2003)

The Story Under the VoIP Story
Destroy my Business Model? Yawn.
isen.blog and The SMART Letter
Conferences on my Calendar

SMART Letter #90 -- Telecom Trouble -- Whose Problem is it? (October 15, 2003)

Quote of Note: "The Node" on Neil Postman's Questions
The Telecom Downturn -- Whose Problem is it?
Quote of Note: Dana Frix on 2003 FCC Triennial Order
If it's Funny it must be True, by Scatt Oddams
Conferences on my Calendar

SMART Letter #89 -- David Dorman's Multiple Personality Disorder (August 18, 2003)

Quote of Note: David Byrne on Corporate Culture
Notes from the Intel Capital CEO Summit
David Dorman's Multiple Personality Disorder
Four Scenarios for "The Internet Five Years Out"
If it's Funny, it must be True, by Scatt Oddams
Conferences on my Calendar

SMART Letter #88 -- Is Telecom Competition Dead? (June 20, 2003)

A Word to the SMART
Quotes of Note
-- + The Telecom Act of 1996
-- + Antonin Scalia on the Telecom Act of 1996
Is Competition Dead? by David S. Isenberg
Smart Remarks from SMART People --
-- + Clay Shirky on Regulation & Scarcity
Amara's Law Strikes Again by David S. Isenberg
Keep the Public Domain Public
Conferences on my Calendar

SMART Letter #87 -- Face the Music (May 6, 2003)

Quote of Note: George Gilder on Thievery
Face the Music, by David S. Isenberg
Another Content Scenario, by David S. Isenberg
Quote of Note: Barry Diller on Three Networks
If it's Funny it must be True, by Scatt Oddams
Conferences on my Calendar

SMART Letter #86 -- Not Funny! (March 30, 2003)

If it's Funny, it must be True, by Scatt Oddams
Quote of Note: Tim Bray boils it down to its essence
Must Read: The Myth of Interference
Quote of Note: Greg Blonder on how cable TV evolves
Quote of Note: Dee Hock on Internet and Democracy
Quote of Note: Mark Twain on War
Conferences on my Calendar

SMART Letter #85 -- How to Monopolize the New Network (March 4, 2003)

How to Monopolize the New Network
Quote of Note: Dick Cheney on "Noise in the System"
Quote of Note: Tom Ridge on "Noise in the System"
Quote of Note: Paul Wolfowitz on "Noise in the System"
If it's Funny, it Must be True, by Scatt Oddams
Conferences on my Calendar

SMART Letter #84 -- Show Me the Science! (January 29, 2003)

A Word to the SMART
Quote of Note: Joab Jackson on Lightbulbs & Candlemakers
Smart Remarks by SMART People:
-- + Andrew Odlyzko on NZ's Distance Problem & Oil
NZ Still Has a Distance Problem, by David S. Isenberg
Smart Remarks by SMART People:
-- + Porter Stansberry on Hubbert's Peak Again
Show Me the Science! by David S. Isenberg
-- + Porter Stansberry on Running Out of Energy
Isenberg Gets the Last Word, by David S. Isenberg
If it's Funny, it Must be True, by Scatt Oddams
Conferences on my Calendar

SMART Letter #83 -- Come to TEDMed (January 27, 2003)

Quote of Note: Larry Lessig on the Price of Connectivity
Come to TedMed, by David S. Isenberg
Smart Remarks by SMART People
-- + Juha Saarinen on New Zealand's Broadband Situation
-- + ??? on U.S. Telcos Investing in New Zealand
-- + Steve Maloney on E911 services
-- + Chris Meyer on national-security-hardened networks
-- + Rohit Khare on physical plant assurance
Beware Telco FUD, by David S. Isenberg
Quote of Note: Disney's Rodent, on Life as a Kept Mouse
If it's Funny it Must be True, by Scatt Oddams
Conferences on my Calendar

SMART Letter #82 -- Here Comes the Bailout (January 7, 2003)

Here Comes the Bailout
Conferences on my Calendar

SMART Letter #81 -- Trans-Pacific Tour, part two (December 31, 2002)

New Zealand's Distance Problem
My Remarkable Day in Wellington
Supernova! Most Blogged Conference Ever
-- with excerpts from blogs by:
-- + Cory Doctorow
-- + Stuart Henshall
-- + Michael Sippey
-- + Ross Mayfield
-- + David Weinberger
-- + Doc Searls
-- + Mitch Ratcliffe
Quote of Note: Mark Crispin Miller on Bush 'not a moron'
Smart Remarks from SMART People
-- + Ken Katashiba on Japanese Kids' Bedrooms
-- + Daniel J. Isenberg on Japanese Cable Modem Customers
If it's Funny, it Must be True, by Scatt Oddams
Conferences on my Calendar

SMART Letter #80 -- Trans-Pacific Tour, part one (December 20, 2002)

Soapbox: Let's find a new name for 'anti-globalization'
Trans-Pacific Tour, part one
-- + Japan
-- + How Japanese kids and U.S. kids connect
-- + What ever happened to India?
-- + Australia
Quote of Note: Doc Searls, "Nice doing business to you."
Quote of Note: Despair.com on customer disservice
If it's funny, it must be true, by Scatt Oddams
Conferences on my Calendar

SMART Letter #79 -- Dregs and Grabs (November 13, 2002)

Fail-Fast Op-Ed in Today's USA Today
Quote of Note: Victor Zue
SMS with Voice Input
Smart Remarks from SMART People:
-- + Howard Morgan on VOIP
-- + Anonymous at AT&T on more painful business troubles
-- + Gary Hughes-Fenchel, ex-Lucent, on underemployed friends
-- + Christian Huitema on the real history of pirates
More on Pirates, with quotes from Bucky Fuller
Quote of Note: Walter Cronkite
If it's Funny it Must be True, by Scatt Oddams
The isen.com Trans-Pacific Tour
Conferences on my Calendar

SMART Letter #78 -- Let 'em Fail Fast, Mr. Chairman (October 21, 2002)

Press Release
Letter to FCC Chairman Michael Powell
The isen.com trans-Pacific tour
Conferences on my Calendar

SMART Letter #77 -- Telecom Future Here Now (October 14, 2002)

Telephony Future Here Now
An Even More Personal Wi-Fi Connection
Smart Remarks from SMART People
-- + Yuan Lee on Gilder's view of China
-- + Adina Levin with more on the Chinese economy
-- + Laurence Brothers on Pirates!
-- + Craig Harrison has deja vu in a company meeting
-- + Fred Goldstein on revisionists and the Telecom Act
-- + Don Sledge on ways government could screw it all up
Antidisembarrasmentarianism
-- + *blush* -- it's Tauzin-Dingell, not Hollings-Dingell
-- + *blush* -- the U.S. Congress
If it's Funny it Must be True, by Scatt Oddams
The isen.com trans-Pacific tour
Conferences on my Calendar

SMART Letter #76 -- Gilder's Worst Mistake Ever (October 5, 2002)

Announcing isen.com Trans-Pacific Tour
Quote of Note: Peter Kirstein on networking problems
George Gilder's Worst Mistake Ever
Partial Truth, the Last Mile, but Whose Shoes?
More Notes from Telecosm 2002
-- + from "The Blast" by Porter Stansberry
-- + from Phil Becker's Digital ID World blog
-- + from Shel Israel's Conferenza report on Telecosm
-- + a note on Carver Mead's closing speech by David I
> Quote of Note: Jenifer 8.Lee on '2 Much 4 Teachers'
> If it's Funny it Must be True, by Scatt Oddams
> Conferences on my Calendar

 

SMART Letter #75 -- Little Law, Big Result (August 5, 2002)

Quote of Note: Dave Winer on Truth and Kindness
Little Law, Big Result, by William G. "Skip" Malette, II
Quote of Note: Jack Valenti on Home Recording (1982)
Too Weak To Explain: Eli Noam Gets It Wrong
Quote of Note: Paul Weyrich on Infiltration and Spying
A Fable for Our Time, by Aesop
For Ogden Nash's 100th Birthday

SMART Letter #74 -- Crisis and Revolution (July 23, 2002)

Quote of Note: Jeff Bezos on two kinds of retailers
Crisis and Revolution in Telecom by David S. Isenberg
Quotes of Note:
-- + Gordon Moore on missing the PC
-- + Steve Ballmer on how "Linux changed our game"
-- + Peter Seebach on usability and video games
-- + Sir Arthur C. Clarke on the environment

SMART Letter #73 -- Buy as Many Nines as You Need (June 26, 2002)

Buy as Many Nines as You Need
More on Cisco and Corporate Culture
SMART People save $2000 at WTN Summit
Motorola Launches Canopy
Quote of Note: Billy Tauzin

SMART Letter #72 -- The New Cisco Kid (June 11, 2002)

Quote of Note: Robert Kahn
The Spectrum Commons Bill
Clayton Christensen, The New Cisco Kid?
Quote of Note: Lawrence Lessig
Quote of Note: George W. Bush

SMART Letter #71-- Expedient Pricing Plan (May 3, 2002)

Expedient Pricing Plan for High-Speed Access
Sometimes you get Shown the Light
FCC NPRM 02-33: Forward to the Past

SMART Letter #70 -- Knowing the Cows from the Grass (April 17, 2002)

Quote of Note: Francois Menard defines Broadband
Knowing the Cows from the Grass
Smart Remarks from SMART People:
+ Stephen Kamman on Athiests and Libertarians
+ George Gilder on the Techno-Left
+ Jock Gill on democrats.com
+ Vint Cerf on the separation of TCP and IP
+ Andrew Odlyzko on Flat-Rate Local Calling

SMART Letter #69 --In Search of an Operating Model (April 4, 2002)

In search of an operating model for the new network
Quote of Note: register.com on permacession.us
Maybe the Democrats will fix it ;-)
Quote of Note: Jagger & Richards on Copyright Law
Government policy never was "Hands-off"
Quote of Note: George W. Bush on Non-Transparent Regimes

SMART Letter #68 -- Packet Relay Radio to the Rescue (March 17, 2002)

Nine States Have Barriers to Publicly Owned Telecom
Quote of Note: Bill Gates on 802.11
Packet Relay Radio to the Rescue!
Quote of Note: Michael Swaine on the DMCA
Quote of Note: Steve Talbot on Evil
Quote of Note: Fred Knight on IP PBXes

SMART Letter #67 -- The Enronization of Telecom (February 6, 2002)

The Enronization of Telecom
Not Quite Ready to Blog

SMART Letter #66 -- Oil Literacy (January 16, 2002)

Hubbert's Peak: A Guide to Oil Literacy
Advt: Seminar on Network Reliability & September 11
Opera: An Alternative Web Browser
Quote of Note -- U.S. Representative John Dingell
Privacy as Competitive Advantage
Erratum, Apologia, Antidisembarrassmentarianism

SMART Letter #65 -- Of Pachyderms and Visual Acuity (January 3, 2002)

Of Pachyderms and Visual Acuity by David S. Isenberg
with comments of various lengths and depths by SMART People:
. . . David P. Reed
. . . Art Kleiner
. . . Howard Anderson
. . . Phil Neches
. . . Reuven Brenner
. . . Jeanne Schaaf

SMART Letter #64 -- Avoiding Permacession (December 16, 2001)

How Networking Advances Screwed up the Economy
. . . by Roxane Googin
Two Scenarios for the Future of Telecommunications

SMART Letter #63 -- Amara's Law (November 26, 2001)
Amara's Law
Quote of Note: Paul Saffo on Short-Term Stupidities
Smart Remarks from SMART People
. . . James McKenna on Conservatism
. . . Suchit Nanda's view from India
Conferences on my Calendar (not)
SMART Letter #62 -- Letter from my Brother (October 8, 2001)
Smart Remarks from SMART People: Robert Reynolds
A letter from my brother Daniel
A letter from Phil Neches to Arno Penzias
9-11, a poem by Frederick S. Tipson
What the SMART Letter is about (with Smart Remarks from SMART Person Andy Snow)
More on "Wars Against Concepts"
Conferences on my Calendar

SMART Letter #61 -- Other People's Words (October 5, 2001)
A note from David I
Quotes of Note:
. . . John Arquilla: How to Fight a Network
. . . Edward N. Luttwak: Saudi Arabia's Terrorists
. . . Salman Rushdie: Start Making Friends
. . . Phil Agre: What September 11 Doesn't Change
. . . Bob Barr: Don't Dismantle Constitutional Safeguards
. . . David Obey: Dangerous Times for Democracy
. . . Colin Powell: Evidence *won't* Persuade Court
. . . Riaz Mohammad Khan: Evidence *will* Persuade Court
. . . Jim Muir: Crushed Beneath the Rubble
. . . Clay Shirky: Why the U.S. is Targeted
. . . Ari Fleischer Can't Tolerate Intolerance
Smart Remarks from SMART People
. . . Don Roszel, former United Pilot
. . . Einar Flyndal gives a European perspective
. . . A former AT&T colleague is having deja vu
. . . Ronald Marks on institutional incompetence
. . . Stan Hanks on plastic forks and civil liberties
A brief history of Wars Against Concepts
Conferences on my Calendar

SMART Letter #60: From a Clear Blue Sky (September 24, 2001)

From a Clear Blue Sky
Quote of Note: What a Wonderful World
Conferences on my Calendar
SMART Letter #59: Of Will and Way (August 31, 2001)
Of Will and Way
Quote of Note: Tom Nolle
Conference on my Calendar
 
SMART Letter #58: The Real Anti-Globalization Activists (July 17, 2001)
The Real Anti-Globalization Activists
Gluttony
Smart Remarks from SMART People
Richard Dalton on "Amara's Law"
Conferences on my Calendar

SMART Letter #57: No Fiber Glut in my Neighborhood! (June 18, 2001)
There's No Fiber Glut in My Neighborhood!
If It's Broke, Don't Fix It
Smart Remarks from SMART People
Mike Davey on Fiber Depreciation
Steve Goldstein on interconnecting Customer-Owned Networks
Robert Berger on Microsoft's plan for Info-Dominance
Conferences on my Calendar
 
SMART Letter #56: Era of Customer-Owned Networks (June 7, 2001)
Quote of Note -- William Kennard
The Era of Customer-Owned Networks
Quote of Note -- Henning Schulzrinne
Microsoft Does IP Telephony
Quote of Note -- Jonathan Rosenberg
If It's Funny It Must Be True, by Scatt Oddams
Quote of Note -- Merle Haggard
Shameless Plug for The Moritz Dispatch
Conferences on my Calendar
 
SMART Letter #55: SMART People Get Fresh (April 24, 2001)
Smart Remarks from SMART People
Anonymous at Global Crossing on Service Providers
Richard Nelson on N.Z. Black Caps
Joe Abley on All the Things I got Wrong about New Zealand
John Kawakami on Internet Earthquakes
Robert Mittman on Internet Earthquakes
Dr Strangecode on Preserving Incumbent Advantage
Anonymous at Accenture on The Meaning of Accenture
John Kawakami on The Meaning of Accenture
Peter Cochrane on his Bit Budget
Ken Poulton on Bit Budgets and Market Experiences
Harry Wilker on "Good Principle Incorrectly Applied"
Ang Peng Hwa on History of Copyrights
Tom Kobayashi on Usen -- 10 Mbit/s for $50/month in Japan
Christopher on "Nice Guy, Mike Powell"
Comic Strip Reality -- A Note from Scatt Oddams
Conferences on my Calendar
 
SMART Letter #54b: Trip Notes from a Shrinking Planet (April 9, 2001)
Quote of Note: Brian Wilson
Trip Notes from a Shrinking Planet (continued)
Malaysia: The MultiMedia Supercorridor that Wasn't
Reed's Law over Kurdistan (pirated from JOHO)
Israel: Land of Technology and Traffic Jams
Conferences on my Calendar
 
SMART Letter #54a: Trip Notes from a Shrinking Planet (April 9, 2001)
Quote of Note: John Lennon & Paul McCartney
Trip Notes from a Shrinking Planet
Los Angeles: uWink -- Internet for The Rest of Us
New Zealand: United Networks Launches Metro Fiber
Conferences on my Calendar
 
SMART Letter #53: Preserving Incumbent Advantage (March 19, 2001)
Preserving Incumbent Advantage
Quote of Note: Face Recognition at the Superbowl
The First Internet Earthquake
Father Unlike Son: Forebear Forswears Forbearance
Quote of Note: ITU Discovers Metcalfe's Law
Consultants to Patrimonial Bureaucracy: A Clarification
Quote of Note: Courtney Love Takes Big Music to Court
Quote of Note: Don Michael, in memoriam
Conference on my Calendar
 
SMART Letter #52a: Accenture? Bullshient! (February 16, 2001)
Correction: Zigurd's **real** email address
Correction: isen.com's **real** throughput
Mor(e)on Konsulting Kompanies
The isen.com 2001 World Tour
 
SMART Letter #52: Accenture? Bullshient! (February 16, 2001)
Quote of Note: George Gilder
Accenture? Bullshient!
Quote of Note: Columbia Records' Don Ienner
More on "100 Mbit/s for $100"
Site for Sore Eyes -- retrofuture.com
Quote of Note -- Zigurd Mednieks
Quote of Note -- FCC Chairman Mike Powell
The isen.com 2001 World Tour
 
SMART Letter #51: Sudden Abundance and Its Enemies (January 27, 2001)
Quote of Note: William Kennard
Sudden Abundance and its Enemies, by David S. Isenberg
Quote of Note: Dan Gillmor
Now the Good News
100 Mbit/s for $100 a month
The U.S. Government: Here to Help You
Quote of Note: Clare Short
How I Beat the Barbed Wire at Davos
Site for Sore Eyes: Despair.com :-( (R)
Conferences on my Calendar, Copyright Notice, Administrivia
 
SMART Letter #50: Chairman Powell's FCC (December 26, 2000)

SMART Letter #49: Smart Remarks IV: Quadvestiture (November 17, 2000)
Quote of Note: Judy Estrin on Worst of Both Worlds
Quote of Note: C. Michael Armstrong on AT&T Restructuring
A Smart Remark of My Own, by David S. Isenberg
Smart Remarks from SMART People:
Daniel Stern on monkeys swinging from twisted pairs
"AT&T Solutions" comes to terms with quad-vestiture
"Discouraged" on TeleDanmark's sex-vestiture
Laurence May on national standards and dying dinosaurs
Duane Bowker on cable modem reliability
Toni Mack on politician-pleasing utilities
Greg Kochanski on why I'm wrong about Lucent
          "Don't Use My Name" with two Lucent bad-news stories
          Jeff Cole on 'the investor is always right
Conferences on my Calendar, Copyright Notice, Administrivia

SMART Letter #48b: More News Back-Talk (November 02, 2000)
Quotes of Note C. Michael Armstrong, Bernie Ebbers
More Streetside Chat with Scott Moritz, TheStreet.com
Conferences on my Calendar, Copyright Notice, Administrivia

SMART Letter #48a: Talking Back to the News (November 02, 2000)
Quote of Note -- John Lennon & Paul McCartney
Talking Back to the News, by David S. Isenberg
AT&T's Failure of Purpose by Kevin Maney, USA Today
Conferences on my Calendar, Copyright Notice, Administrivia
 
SMART Letter #47: Guru Wonders (October 25, 2000)
"Network Guru Wonders" by Scott Moritz, TheStreet.com
Conferences on my Calendar, Copyright Notice, Administrivia

SMART Letter #46a: Fortune Smiles (October 11, 2000)
Quote of Note: Ned Washington
Good News Journal
My First Fortune Article
Conferences on my Calendar, Copyright Notice, Administrivia

SMART Letter #46: Telecosm Conduit & Content (October 10, 2000)
Quote of Note: Nobuyuki Idei
Telecosm2000 Notes
Steve Forbes Defends Defense
Henry Nicholas Misses the Cluetrain
Leo Hindery Learns to Separate Content from Conduit,
but does he know why it is a good idea?
Quote of Note: Nicholas Negroponte
Smart Remarks from SMART People
"Former AT&T Employee" on why C. Mike Armstrong is lucky
       to be an American.
          Dennis Saputo defines "Investment Grade Telco"
          Raj Singh on European Air Traffic Control
Conferences on my Calendar, Copyright Notice, Administrivia
 
SMART Letter #45: Don's Elephant (September 10, 2000)
A Word from the Management
Quote of Note: Sony Excutive Steve Heckler on Napster
Quote of Note: Dave Winer on Programming Pro Bono
Quote of Note: Alan Greenspan on Predicting the Future
Smart Remarks from SMART People -- Gil Gordon
Feature Article: DON'S ELEPHANY, by Donald N. Michael

SMART Letter #44: Move Air Traffic Control to the Edge (August 15, 2000)
Move Air Traffic Control to the Edge
Quotes of Note: How Mobile Network Operators Avoid Stupidity
Making the World Safer for "Dangerous Places"
Smart Remarks from SMART People-- Barry Frankel
 
SMART Letter #43: SMART People Lip Off (July 20, 2000)
Quote of Note: Global Crossing Ad Reveals
Continued Content-Conduit Confusion
Smart Remarks from SMART People
Miljenko Horvat on moving to Canada,
where the infrastructure is
David P. Reed on McQuillan & Penzias
"Ex-AT&T Believer/Employee" on vultures circling AT&T
"Ed K" on AT&T internal politics
Guy Ward on other dinosaur companies
"Sue Tonym" on AT&T's stumbling basic execution
Jeff Turner on Armstrong's "The sky isn't falling"
Matt Oristano on Armstrong's "The sky isn't falling"
Greg Pelton on Robert Young Pelton
Gary Hughes-Fenchel on war as entertainment
Jay R. Ashworth on Don Tapscott on Ronald Coase
Russell Nelson on Don Tapscott on Ronald Coase
Douglass Turner's view of WAP from Iceland
Alan Schwartz on a Bell Atlantic management problem
Adam Rosenberg on much, MUCH worse phone service
Arthur Einstein's misguided prayer
Peter Varhol makes David I explain independent events
Scott Baker's continuing saga with Bell Atlantic DSL
Peter Cochrane and Ian Dufour get the last word
on 'five nines'

SMART Letter #42: Courtney Love Explains Music Biz (July 19, 2000)
Quote of Note: Dave Winer
Courtney Love Explains How the Music Biz Works

SMART Letter #41: The Myth of Five Nines (June 23, 2000)
The Myth of Five Nines
Cooper Corrupts
Wireless is Worse
Terabeam isn't Terrible Without Five Nines

SMART Letter #40: You can't see *THAT* on TV (June15, 2000)
TED City: You Can't See *That* on TV

SMART Letter #39: AT&T Circles the Drain (May 11, 2000)
Quote of Note: C. Michael Armstrong
AT&T Circles the Drain
AT&T Had it Coming, by Don Luskin

SMART Letter #38: Sustaining Technology's Last Stand (May 6, 2000)
NGN Ventures -- Sustaining Technology's Last Stand
NGN Ventures -- Dr. McQuillan, Arno Penzias & Guy Cook
  zero in on Optics, Crayons, Ethernet, Instant
  Provisioning and Whatever Arno Is.
A note on TIRKS, PICS, and DCPR by SMART Person Amos Joel
Quotes of Note:
  Arno Penzias on David S. Isenberg
  Phil Agre on Competition and Network Effects
  David Farber on Technology and the FCC
  George Gilder on Market Timing and WDM
Smart Remarks from SMART People
  Arnim Littek on Venture Capital in New Zealand
  James McKenna on Nasty Trends in BW & Content
  Martin Elton on "Highly Regulated" Swedish Telecom
 
SMART Letter #37: PC Forum, Meatspace of Cyberspace (April 12, 2000)
PC Forum -- The Meatspace of Cyberspace
Smart Remarks from SMART People
           "RantMan" on an impending wreck at Global Crossing
           John Kawakami on the Independent Media Center 
                     Barbara Esbin, a dissenting opinion on Open Access

SMART Letter #36: Asia Diary (March 25, 2000)
        Introduction: Asia Diary
        21st Century Voyage of Discovery -- Asia Dispatch #1
        Observations of an Ignoramus: Asia Dispatch #2
        If you Smile at me I will Understand -- Asia Dispatch #3
        Deliver the Atoms -- Asia Dispatch #4
        Singapore vs. Hong Kong -- Asia Dispatch #5
        Hong Kong: The Citiest City, the Center of the
                       Asian Internet: -- Asia Dispatch #6

SMART Letter #35: New 'Vast Wasteland' (March 11, 2000)
         Hot News! TeraBeam comes out of the garage.
         The New "Vast Wasteland" -- TV over IP, but nothing's on???
         Quote of Note: Len Kleinrock on the open Internet
         Smart Remarks from SMART People:
                      Anonymous, Zigurd Medneiks, Mark Gaynor, John Kawakami
         More Winners!!! Richest Person in 2020 Contest:
                     Chris Worth, Gordon Connolly, Tom Mandel

SMART Letter #34: Modularity Pendulum (February 15, 2000)

Modularity Pendulum: Tachion's Collapsed Central Office
Quote of Note: Gerald M. Levin
Smart Remarks from SMART People:
   Tom Petzinger, John Powell, Ozzie Diaz, Scott Baker,
   Ken Poulton, Ted Kochanski, Gary Hughes-Fenchel,
   Ian Scales, Art Kleiner
The Winners!!! The Richest Person in 2020 Contest:
   Robert Thomas, Scott Berry, Charles Warren, Eric Kissel,
   Kim Allen, Nobody
The isen.com Asia Tour
SMART Letter #33: Kiss Your Second Line Goodbye (February 6, 2000)
First a note on my business interest in CallWave
Kiss Your Second Line Goodbye: CallWave's Virtual Telephony
On 'Net Taxation
Announcing isen.com Asia Tour
SMART Letter #32: When 'Rules' Don't Apply (January 6, 2000)
When 'Rules' Don't Apply: A Review of 'Information Rules'
Smart Remarks from SMART People:
Don Norman on 'Information Rules'
Name Withheld by Request on Newbridge
Company Policy at Teleglobe on Teleglobe
A 'bot at F* Magazine on Buzzwords
Dave Hood on Telco navel-gazing
SMART Letter #31: Y2K Problem Problems (December 31, 1999)
Y2K Problem Problems
Quote of Note: Tom Atlee on Why Y2K
LEC of the Future Has Arrived: Metromedia Fiber Network
Smart Comments from SMART People on NEW ECONOMY:
Elliot Cook, Greg Kochanski, Arthur Einstein,
Scott Berry, David Conrad, Roger Marks
SMART Letter #30: Canarie Sings! (December 9, 1999)
CANARIE Sings a Lovely Song: Advanced Nets in Canada
Broadband Smorgasbord: 10 Mbit to the home for $25/mo.
Smart Comments from SMART People: Anders Comstedt
The Meaning of WTO
Quotes of Note: Jay Fenello and Jesse Jackson on WTO
Smart Comments from SMART People:
'Wireless in California' on Rooftop & WAP shortcomings
Miljenko Horvat on newspapersdirect.com
SMART Letter #29: New Economy (November 7, 1999)
Report on "The New Economy Conference"
SMART Letter #28: Self-Organizing Network (October 8, 1999)
A User-Owned, Self-Organizing Network
Why Carriers Want the Network to Know Content Type
SMART Letter #27: Generalist Makes A Living (September 22, 1999)
Quote of Note: Phil Agre
How a Generalist Makes a Living by David S. Isenberg
Quote of Note: Hugo de Garis
Tool with Two Edges by David S. Isenberg
Quote of Note: Peter Huber
Smart Remarks from SMART People: Matt Oristano, Anonymous
Miscellany: Sin of Omission, GPS Rollover,
Canada Orders Cable Data Service Resale,
Dado Vrsalovic Quits AT&T
Quote of Note: RCN's Mike Adams
SMART Letter #26: Sensitive Private Morsels (September 10, 1999)
Sensitive Private Morsels From Amazon.com
"How AT&T Got the Internet." A Mercifully Brief Review
Quote of Note: FCC Chairman William Kennard
GPS Rollover Day: A Y2K Leading Indicator?
Quote of Note: Robert X. Cringely
SMART Letter #25: BigCo Blues (August 9, 1999)
BigCo Blues by N.W.B. Request
Quote of Note: Bob Allen on Internet (1995)
Network Knowledge from the Edge by David S. Isenberg
Quote of Note: Jeff Pulver on SIP and AIN
Smart comments from SMART People, to wit:
U.S. Federal Employee, Ed K., Zigurd Mednieks,
Pat Kennedy, Craig Harrison, Gary Heaven
ATM vs. IP -- References (and Comments) from:
David Newman, Andrew Odlyzko, Paul Atkinson,
Kartik Vashisht, Phil Schelinski, Gary Hughes-Fenchel
The Winners!!!: Invent a Protonym Contest
Thomas Boysden, Douglas R. Johnston, Tom Rabe,
Howard Greenstein, Ozzie Diaz, Kim Allen

SMART Letter #24: Mother Of All Disruption (July 18, 1999)

Lead Essay: Mother of All Disruptions
Quote of Note: Seth Schiesel
Smart comments from SMART People
Zhou Wanshu on ATM-Head vs. IP-Head
Andrew Odlyzko on the History of Sail
Brief Report from 'Disruptive Innovation' Conference
SMART Letter #23: We're All Incumbents On This Bus (July 7, 1999)
Announcing "Planet IT Roundtable" on The Stupid Network
The Most Important Paper since 'The Stupid Network'???
Lead Essay: We're All Incumbents on this Bus
Quote of Note: Henry Goldblatt
Smart Remarks from SMART People: David Bayless,
Ewan Mohamed, Randall, Bonnie Engel, Zigurd Mednieks,
Einar Flyndal, Michael Weingarten, Katherine Cavanaugh,
a philosopher, and Anonymous
Quote of Note: Scott Cleland

SMART Letter #22: Corporate Culture's Twisty Passages (June 1, 1999)

Corporate Culture's Twisty Passages
Quote of Note: Douglass Carmichael
Smart Remarks from SMART People
Peter Tingling, Bill Morrison, John Powell,
Russell Nelson, Kingsley Hill, Anon Exec,
Bob Frankston, David P. Reed.
Policy on "Smart Remarks from SMART People"
Quote of Note: Michael Dell

SMART Letter #21: Equal Access For Cable (May 13, 1999)

The full impact of The Stupid Network
Quote of Note: Kevin Werbach
Lead Essay: Why equal access for cable matters
Making an Ally of Piracy, by Jaron Lanier
Quote of Note: Tom Petzinger

SMART Letter #20: Tiny Telco Captures Krazia (May 1, 1999)

Lead Essay: Tiny Telco Captures Krazia
Did You Know? (AT&T Headquarters)
Product Review: Polycom Soundpoint Pro
SMART Comments from SMART People:
Joe Flower on being slammed
Jock Gill on "Don't Know Why" politics
Toni Mack on looking over her shoulder
Art Kleiner on corporate purpose
Quote of Note: Yevgeny Yevtushenko

SMART Letter #19: Know-Why and Other Clues (April 18, 1999)

Know-why: the 'open source' of intellectual capital
Quote of note: Peter Drucker
My own private Clue Train
Snapshots of the late pre-communications age
#1. Squandering Knowledge
#2. Be my guest, but don't hog the phone
#3. Sprint non-Sense

SMART Letter #18: A Home Where Devices Can Roam (April 2, 1999)

Quote of Note: Frank Ianna
Lead Essay: Wireless Home Networks: Bluetooth & HomeRF
Quote of Note: Richard Smith, Telcordia Technologies
Update: Supreme Court UNE decision's effect on CLECs
SMART Comments from SMART People . . .
Chuck Lanza, Brian Mulvaney, Tom Evslin

SMART Letter #17: Is QoS Necessary? (March 1, 1999)

News I Missed: Supreme Court neuters CLEC entry strategy
Lead Essay: Is QoS Necessary? AT&T Researcher finds KISS
Quote of Note: Kevin Werbach
Roles of a 'sultant
Quote of Note: Ted Turner

SMART Letter #16: 10 GBIT To The Home (February 1, 1999)

Lead essay: 10 Gigabits to Every Canadian Home by 2005
Quote of note: FCC Commissioner Michael Powell
Y2K: Leading Indicators Favor "Official Future" Scenario

SMART Letter #15: Seven Ways Y2K Could Hose Public Nets (January 3, 1999)

Lead essay: Seven Ways Year 2000 Could Hose Public Networks
Business 2.0 -- Will Public Networks be Ready for Year 2000?

SMART Letter #14: Y2K Letter to Leaders (November 30, 1998)

Lead essay: Y2K Letters to Leaders (Don't just read this, use it!)
Updated Quotes Page -- Newly collected quotes on
Technological Change
Predicting the Future
The Year 2000 Problem
Strategy
Corporate Culture
The Social Basis of Learning

SMART Letter #13: A Trail of Broken Promises (November 3, 1998)

Lead essay: Trail of Broken . . . battles the Baby Bells
Year 2000 Reflection, and a possible Leading Indicator

SMART Letter #12: A Tale of Two Cities (October 10, 1998)

Lead essay: A Tale of . . . Municipally Owned Infrastructure
Steve G. Steinberg's "Stupid is Smart" from Wired 6.08
U. S. Senator Bob Bennett on Year 2000 (Comments by David I)

SMART Letter #11: Here's Looking At You Kid (September 21, 1998)

Lead essay: Here's Looking . . . Child Care Cams
Mark A. Frautschi's Embedded Processors Year 2000 essay
New Talk: Internet Telephony: Sustaining or Disruptive?

SMART Letter #10: Between the Horns of Plenty (August 12, 1998)

Between The Horns of Plenty
The Stupid Backlash!
Year 2000 Story
Year 2000 Scenarios

SMART Letter #9.1: One Feature, One Bug (June 24, 1998)

The Feature: Those Quick Studies at AT&T!
The Bug: What Does the 36 Month Clause Really Mean?

SMART Letter #9: The Long Haul Connected to the Short Haul (June 23, 1998)

The Long Haul Connected to the Short Haul
First Hand Y2K Report from Front Lines
Narrowband Datagrams
'rithmetic
Making the Internet Useful (For a Change)
The "Sit on Your Hand"Clause

SMART Letter #8: Diversity & Reliability (May 22, 1998)

Diversity and Reliability
Physical Diversity
Onus on the Customer
Exodus to the Promised Bands

SMART Letter #7: Scenarios Facing Year 2000 (May 15, 1998)

SMART Letter #6: Unknown Year 2000 Unknowns (May 10, 1998)

Unknown Year 2000 Unknowns
Once Pervasive Practices are now Obsolete
Easy to Ignore
Obvious Areas of Concern
Telecommunications Systems
A Thought Experiment on "Emergent" Effects
Emergent Emergencies
Real World Evidence
Planning for the Unknowable
The Human Spirit

SMART Letter #5: Looking Beyond Today's Styles (April 14, 1998)

Looking Beyond Today's
Bandwidth Skepticism Styles
Supply Club
Local Bottlenecks
Always on-the Bus
Neck Breakers
Game Changers?

SMART Letter #4: Stupid Computer Networks? (March 14, 1998)

SMART People
Stupid Computer Networks, Too-Smart Operating Systems,
Innovation and Centralized Control...

SMART Letter #3: Revenge of the SMART List (February 15, 1998)

Quotes-SMART People

SMART Letter #2: SMART at VON San Jose (February 15, 1998)

SMART Letter #1: Keep it Simple, Stupid (February 5, 1998)

Principles of Studidnetworkology

Stupid Network, Real World (January 8, 1998)

SMART Move
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