Recent FBI reports of a dozen physical attacks on the Internet backbone near Sacramento, CA highlight the sad state of physical cyber security and policies to cope with threats to the Internet.

Why Physical Cyber Security is Broken

Recent FBI reports of a dozen physical attacks on the Internet backbone near Sacramento, CA highlight the sad state of physical cyber security and policies to cope with threats to the Internet. Sacramento is an intermediary in the Internet backbone carrying east-west traffic; it connects Chicago and San Francisco hubs, and ultimately links the West Coast with the remainder of the U.S. and Europe. No wonder the bad guys physically cut the fiber optic cable near Sacramento—it is a critical link in the most highly traveled cables in the U.S. Continue reading

The Future of Tech is the Regulatium not the Technium

The Future of Tech is Regulation

Most technologists believe the future of the planet lies in technology. The Internet overcomes injustice, renewable energy defeats global climate change, democracy wins over anarchy, and computers equal higher standards of living around the globe. The future of humanity depends on successful deployment of technology. But the future of technology is government regulation—NOT unbridled technology. Continue reading

If we want to advance the art and science of software development, we should direct our attention to the insect world of stigmergy.

Why Can’t Programmers Be More Like Ants? Or a Lesson in Stigmergy

In the good old days before the Internet vanquished time and distance, software developer teams were autocratic organizations Continue reading