Networks for the Future: To .NET or Not


  1. NetAction's Tunney Act comments to the Department of Justice,

  2. Borrowing from Nelson Minar's talk at O'Reilly's Nov. 2001 Peer-to-Peer and Web Services Conference, Things to Measure, slide 184, (At time of publication, this slide set was temporarily offline.)

  3. Microsoft Fails To Disclose Congressional Lobbying, by Robyn Weisman, NewsFactor Network, January 11, 2002,

  4. Microsoft Treads Narrow Line on Privacy, by Paul DeGroot, Directions on Microsoft, Oct 2001 Update,

  5. Commentary: Identity services on the march, a Gartner Viewpoint, Special to CNET, by Avivah Litan, Gartner Analyst, December 6, 2001,

  6. see note 5

  7. see note 4

  8. EPIC letter to Senator Patrick Leahy, Senate Judiciary Committee,


  10. see note 5

  11. Hack this! Microsoft and its critics dispute software-security issues, but users make the final call, by Elinor Mills Abreu, September 27, 1999,

  12. Virus targets yet-to-be-released Microsoft software, USA Today Tech section, Jan 10, 2002,

  13. see note 11

  14. Cybersecurity Today and Tomorrow: Pay Now or Pay Later, by Computer Science and Telecommunications Board, National Research Council; National Academy Press, 2002;

  15. Microsoft drawn into new browser war, By Jim Hu, CNET, October 26, 2001,

  16. Microsoft Store Offline After Insecurity Exposed, By Brian McWilliams, Newsbytes, 11 Jan 2002,

  17. Security world skeptical of Microsoft push to keep flaws quiet,, Nov 16, 2001,

  18. Toward More Cybersecurity in 2002, by Alex Salkever, Business Week, Jan 2 2002,

  19. U.S. v. Microsoft Corp., 980 F.Supp. 537, D.D.C.,1997.

  20. Sun Microsystems, Inc. v. Microsoft Corp., 21 F.Supp.2d 1109, N.D.Cal.,1998.

  21. Windows XP/.net: Microsoft's Expanding Monopoly: How It Can Harm Consumers and What the Courts Must Do to Preserve Competition, by Consumer Federation of America, 9/26/01,






  27. shuts out non-Microsoft browsers, by Sandeep Junnarkar, CNET, October 25, 2001,

  28. Microsoft clips Windows XP Smart Tags, by Scott Ard and Steven Musil, CNET June 27, 2001,

  29. see note 15

  30. shuts out non-Microsoft browsers, by Sandeep Junnarkar, CNET, October 25, 2001,

  31. Microsoft belatedly opens access to MSN, by Sandeep Junnarkar, CNET, October 29, 2001,

  32. Microsoft drawn into new browser war, By Jim Hu, CNET, October 26, 2001,

  33. see note 15

  34. see note 15

  35. Digital rights management operating system, United States Patent #6,330,670 awarded to England, et al., December 11, 2001,

  36. Digital Rights Management page, EPIC,

  37. Langa Letter: January's XP Surprise: The Giant Paperweight, by Fred Langa, Information Week, Jan. 21, 2002,

  38. At the Crossroads of Choice, The Project to Promote Competition & Innovation in the Digital Age,

  39. see note 38

  40. Mission: Domination of the Internet, by Joe Wilcox, CNET, October 17, 2001,

  41. Report: Consumers Nix Microsoft Passport, by Robert Conlin,, August 23, 2001,

  42. Windows XP may spark ultimate battle to own the Net, by Joe Wilcox, Mike Ricciuti, Lara Wright and Jim Hu, CNET, October 25, 2001,

  43. Microsoft.Net--a new monopoly? by Gary Hein, Perspective, August 29, 2001,

  44. The Future of E-Commerce: Caught in a .NET? by Michael Mahoney,, December 26, 2001,

  45. 2002: Year of .Net, by Peter Galli, eWeek,,2668,a%253D20390,00.asp

  46. MSDN Online Column: More or Hess: A Quick Introduction to Hailstorm, by Robert Hess,

  47. MICROSOFT'S EXPANDING MONOPOLIES: Casting A Wider .Net, a ProComp Briefing Paper,

  48. With HailStorm, think fee, not free, by Joe Wilcox, CNET, March 22, 2001,

  49. Gated communities on the horizon, by Stefanie Olsen, Jim Hu and Mike Yamamoto, CNET, June 4, 2001,

  50. Building User-Centric Experiences: An Introduction to .NET My Services,

  51. New Virus Breaches .NET Security, by Robyn Weisman, NewsFactor Network, January 10, 2002,

  52. Amusingly, IBM's web site has little to say about their role in history: Personal computers are loosely defined as the IBM PC in Webopedia:; and defining "standards:"

  53. A Brief History of the Internet, by Barry M. Leiner, Vinton G. Cerf, David D. Clark, Robert E. Kahn, Leonard Kleinrock, Daniel C. Lynch, Jon Postel, Larry G. Roberts, Stephen Wolff; Also see: Part III: About RFC's as "Open Documentation, from History of ARPANET: Behind the Net - The untold history of the ARPANET, Or - The "Open" History of the ARPANET/Internet; by Michael Hauben; Also see The Origins and Future of Open Source Software, by Nathan Newman, in NetAction's Open Source directory.

  54. John Gilmore was quoted in Time Magazine, in 1993, as saying "The Net treats censorship as damage and routes around it." He was talking about Usenet newsgroups, but his quote has grown to mean more.

  55. Dumb network, defined, The term "dumb network" was first coined by George Gilder, and "stupid network" by David Isenberg (see below).

  56. The Dawn of the Stupid Network, by David S. Isenberg, originally published in ACM Networker 2.1, Feb/Mar 1998, p 24,

  57. Rise of the Stupid Network: Why the Intelligent Network was once a good idea, but isn't anymore. One telephone company nerd's odd perspective on the changing value proposition, by David Isenberg,

  58. The Paradox of the Best Network, by David Isenberg and David Weinberger,

  59. The Senate Committee on Commerce, holding hearings in early March 2002, entitled "Protecting Content in a Digital Age-Promoting Broadband and the Digital Television Transition" heard testimony from Disney's Michael Eisner arguing that digital content needs more protections, that copy-protection requirements would not interfere with the technology industry's business, and that Congress should act immediately to address their concerns. Eisner's testimony is available at: An interesting article about this hearing is at Wired:,1283,50754,00.html and from Leslie Vadasz, executive vice president of Intel, the leading opponent of the draft legislation by Chairman Ernest (Fritz) Hollings (D-S.C) which mandates technology for managing digital rights. The Intel testimony delivered by Vadasz is available at:

  60. see note 58

  61. see note 58

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