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Public Policy Causes Slow Internet

Sunday, October 24th, 2010

(or: A Giant Plaque Commemorating the Web)

An Open Letter to Everyone in the Universe:

I, Christian Sandvig, realize that the World Wide Web was invented by Sir Tim Berners-Lee, British Citizen, at the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) in Switzerland.

Christian Sandvig

You see, I appeared on NPR Marketplace last week to talk about Akamai’s latest State of the Internet Report. While sitting in the NPR affiliate studio in Urbana, Illinois I commented that I was sitting 100 yards away from a giant plaque commemorating the birth of the graphical web browser, an American invention.  This is true. Here is the giant plaque:

(Click to enlarge. Courtesy marc_smith on flickr.)

Sometimes when I walk by it to get a cup of coffee I see various kinds of people having their picture taken with it.  (I can’t find any good ones on flickr though except the above.)

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A Milestone: 100 Comments

Sunday, October 24th, 2010

I know you may have thought this blog was dead because I skipped September.  September was a busy month but this blog lives on.  In fact, multicast has now received 100 comments!  Yay.  (The 100th comment was mine, actually, but the rest are genuine.)  Hopefully the blogging hiatus is now over.  I’m back.

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