Sunday, February 28, 2010

The power of social media during crisis

I am very impressed. Just had to write this after a very long blogging hiatus to note how proud I am of the Internet community ref. the Chile earthquake and the possible tsunami danger towards Hawaii and the whole pacific region.

Jennifer Chandler did a very good initial commentary on this:

I would just add that the world concentrated on Hawaii quite a bit. Now we should follow the developments in Chile. They will need help. And we should not forget Haiti.


Saturday, February 13, 2010

It has surely been quite a while..

Gosh, it seems that I have lost a bit of touch to blogging. Now it is time to return.

Come to think of it, I started my Internet life over 20 years ago. My first real connection was
through my university, Lappeenranta University of Technology, in around August 1989. This fun started with a Unix..eeh HP-UX account at the university computing centre. They had a whopping 2 Mbit/s connection at that time. I started to build the campus dorm networks in 2001-2002 or thereabouts. 10 Mbit/s to the dorm room, over fiber..unbeliveable at that time.

I am going to try to follow and observe the technical developments during last years in a small blog series. Let's see how this turns out.

First, the phenomena called Google..