Politicians and financial experts are fond of citing the complexity of the economic crisis in the U.S., sometimes giving the impression that the underlying causes are too tangled for anyone to fully understand. However, the application of network and information theory can shed some much-needed light on the problem.
Which presumptive major party candidate for U.S. president is likely to be friendlier to the tech sector? This article examines the views of John McCain and Barack Obama on several important tech issues.
Consumers don't need a government body like the FCC to rescue them from practices like those of Comcast. Such developments make the future of the Internet look a lot like the regulation-heavy telecommunications past. Market forces, not slaps on the wrist from government bodies, should drive ISPs' actions.
When it comes to the Internet, Republican presidential candidate John McCain recently said that he's "an illiterate who has to rely on his wife for any assistance he can get." In an era where the Internet is playing an ever greater role, does such an admission matter, and does it say anything important about the age gap between McCain and Democratic candidate Barack Obama?