Tuesday, May 30, 2006

Distant Star IT Infrastructure Archives

It is made clear throughout the TMP book back in 1992 that an advanced communications infrastructure is desirable/necessary on LUF settlements. The description of a a computer/telephone combo seemed to foresee the internet revolution that was just about to explode around the time. In the mid to late 1990s, America was already awash in the net revolution. At around the same time, Distant Star, -- an old LUF netzine -- premiered. Over the next several issues, Eric Hunting has written about how the IT infrastructure should be designed, and how it should meet the everyday needs of the people and of the settlement. Links to these articles are below.

Implementing ARCS: An Information Technology Plan for Aquarius

The JoeyPAD and WebController

The MicroServer and Distributed Computer

Aquarius Wired: Voice and Data Communication Over Satellite-Based Internet

Introducing the Web and the Net

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