Wednesday, July 24, 2002

According to Andrew Odlyzko and The Economist, WorldCom is responsible for the myth that internet traffic was doubling every 100 days. The actual rate was more like doubling once a year. WorldCom carries about half of the US internet traffic, and would know the truth. Now WorldCom is bankrupt. Yes, I think we need some tougher laws against investor fraud by CEOs. Here is a good essay on problems related to this exaggeration.

Academic freedom is in trouble at American U and at Cleveland Cuyahoga Community College. I really don't see how they can justify firing an art professor for accessing pornography on the internet. Why shouldn't he be allowed to use the network for lawful activities that don't bother anyone?

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