Author Archives: Timothy B Lee

Coping with IP Address Scarcity

On Wednesday, I argued that collective action problems will delay the transition to IPv6 for many years, and possibly forever. The obvious response is that the world doesn’t have a choice. The majority of the world’s population isn’t yet on … Continue reading

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Is IPv6 Doomed?

Today is World IPv6 Day. That’s the day a number of Internet heavyweights are testing out their readiness for the next version of IP, the networking protocol that serves as the foundation for the Internet. The current version of the … Continue reading

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Can’t Get Enough

A few people asked if there’s an RSS feed available for my Ars Technica articles. The answer from Ars seems to be no, but Dara Lind has kindly created one using Yahoo! Pipes. She’s also got created an an all-Tim … Continue reading

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Google’s Scalable Culture

Way back in November I wrote about the connection between Apple’s beautiful user interfaces and its top-down corporate culture. At the end of that post, I promised to do a follow-up post focusing on Google’s corporate culture. That post has … Continue reading

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What’s the Right Way to do Email?

For the last 13 years, I’ve been using .edu email addresses. I like running a desktop email client, and although GMail now offers IMAP service, I’ve been trying to minimize my Google exposure. Universities seemed like an innocuous party with … Continue reading

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Monopolies and the Free Market

I was fortunate to have three of today’s smartest libertarian tech policy scholars respond to Thursday’s post about spectrum policy. I was particularly interested in Adam Thierer’s thoughtful response: In this case, the net result of your advocacy for a … Continue reading

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The Lockean Proviso in Spectrum Policy

I’ve been following the ongoing debate over the AT&T/T-Mobile merger with interest. As regular readers have probably guessed, I have a lot of sympathy for the arguments of merger opponents. Going from four national wireless carriers would represent a significant … Continue reading

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New Directions

For the last three years I’ve been a computer science grad student at Princeton’s Center for Information Technology Policy. I received a master’s degree late last year, and was working toward my PhD. CITP is full of talented people doing … Continue reading

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Me around the Web

May has been a busy month, and as a result, I’ve neglected you, my readers. Here are a few links to stuff I’ve posted elsewhere on the web. Over at Freedom to TInker, I report on some research I’ve done … Continue reading

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Stephen Colbert’s Confused Parody of Citizens United

Responding to the growing trend of Fox News personalities (Sarah Palin, Mike Huckabee, etc) forming PACs and promoting them on the air, Stephen Colbert recently announced plans to create a PAC of his own. But then he got a letter … Continue reading

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