The following abstract went out to the CS graduate student mailing list today. I found it highly entertaining. Be sure to read the last line.
Berkeley Optoelectronics Seminar Series (BOSS)
Friday 28 January 2005
11-12 in the Hogan Room
Growth of the Glorious Internet: Technology, Economics & Society
Dr. Ivan Kaminow
Important new technologies influence society and society, in turn, shapes the technologies. We are in the midst such an interplay as the Internet develops around us. I will review the basics of the technology, and the history of the Internet and efforts of Wall Street and Washington to control it. I end with a discussion of current research on optical packet switching.
- Currently drinking: Russian Caravan tea