Category Archives: Interviews

An Interview with Roy Freed: The law, the computer, and the mind

2011 marks the 50th anniversary of the first educational program on computer law, sponsored by the Joint Committee on Continuing Professional Education of the American Law Institute and the American Bar Association (ALI-ABA). Ten years later, at the 1971 annual … Continue reading

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The Richard John Interview: The Politics of Network Evolution

The Politics of Network Evolution: An Interview with Richard John  Richard John is Professor at the Graduate School of Journalism, Columbia University, and a historian of communications networks in the United States. His most recent book, Network Nation, won the … Continue reading

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Bob Metcalfe, May 2011

Bob Metcalfe is Going Meta on Innovation By Gil Press Bob Metcalfe thinks we are in a bubble, an innovation bubble, seeing that the word “innovation” is on everybody’s lips.

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Nicholas Carr, June 2010

Nicholas Carr has a problem. “Over the past few years,” he says in his new book, The Shallows: What the Internet Is Doing to Our Brains, “I’ve had an uncomfortable sense that someone, or something has been tinkering with my … Continue reading

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Bob Metcalfe, October 2009

Bob Metcalfe has been involved—as a direct catalyst or a prominent observer—in a number of key milestones spanning the evolution of the IT industry: the birth of the Internet, the invention of Ethernet and local area networks, and the rapid … Continue reading

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Tim Berners-Lee, September 2009

In 1989, while a fellow at CERN, the European Particle Physics Laboratory in Geneva, Switzerland, Tim Berners-Lee invented the World Wide Web. Today he is 3Com Founders Professor of Engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), where he serves … Continue reading

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Tom Davenport and Andy McAfee, June 2008

On June 18, 2007, at the Enterprise 2.0 Conference in Boston, Andrew McAfee, who coined the term in 2006, debated the merits of Enterprise 2.0 with Tom Davenport. Jason Rubin and Gil Press revisited the debate with them a year … Continue reading

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