3D printing – Johnny Ryan talks with John Kawola, CEO of Z Corporation

Technology 2 Comments

I’ve been thinking allot about what I call “Objects 2.0” and the impact we will see from 3D printing. I had opportunity to speak recently with John Kawola, the CEO of Z Corporation, one of the leading manufacturers of 3D printers. (I’ve spoken to the heads of 3D Systems, Objet, Makerbot, etc., and may post those conversations too.) I asked …

Objects 2.0

Technology 2 Comments

This is an initial note on something I have been thinking about for a while, and which I am now writing on: “Objects 2.0” and the “crowd manufacturing cycle”. 3D printing, and the cycle of iterative remixing of physical design that will come with it, are going to dramatically disrupt manufacturing. It promises adjustment challenges to physical industry that have …

ICANN becomes Independent!

Internet History, Policy issues 1 Comment

Yesterday’s announcement from ICANN ends a lingering point of controversy surrounding the governance of the Internet: the United States’ continued control of the Internet’s Domain Name System (DNS). ICANN’s announcement of 30 September 2009 ends that controversy. A relevant snippet from the forthcoming book gives the background to ICANN, the controversy, and the importance of the new announcement.

Al Gore and the Internet

Internet History 2 Comments

With the forthcoming book almost complete, there are one or two matters that I had to get to the bottom of. Foremost among them, Al Gore’s involvement in the development of the Internet, and the controversy that surrounded this question in the 2000 presidential election… For a brief moment during the 2000 presidential election in the United States the history …