Carl Malamud: Internet Talk Radio, flame of the Internet. Malamud: This is Geek of the Week. We’re talking to Craig Partridge. He’s a senior scientist at BBN and he’s the author of a new book by Addison-Wesley called Gigabit Networking. Welcome to Geek of the Week, Craig. Craig Partridge: Thank you, Carl. It’s fun to be here. Malamud: So …read the full transcript.
If you talk with people worried about the evolution of technology one of the things they often comment about is that in many cases the future is quite clear. You can see it coming, but you don’t know how far away it is.
It’s kind of like we could have the Congress of the United State pass a law with regards to time travel, but let’s face it you know, no one has a time travel machine so what’s the point of it? You can’t change physical laws by making administrative policy. Why should you think you can standardize complicated technology without understanding it?