Michael Giberson Last year thousands of Florida consumers called the state to complain about price gouging on gasoline after Hurricane Ike. This year, hoteliers, gas stations, and other business owners are saying they are being price gouged by the Florida Department of Transportation. The issue: the fee the state charges business owners who wish to … More Is Florida agency price gouging or just charging what the market will bear?
Lynne Kiesling My colleague Shane Greenstein does very interesting work on industrial organization and networks in Internet-related industries. These insights also bubble up when he is reflecting on his personal experience in his recent family holiday travels, as related on his blog. Here he relates what they found on their recent travels to northern Wyoming, … More Shane Greenstein on remote connectivity
Lynne Kiesling Even if it doesn’t end up being the disruptive innovation that these articles suggest, Verizon’s MiFI personal wifi hotspot device makes my little Schumpeterian heart go pitter-pat. Released yesterday, the Verizon MiFi (device by Novatel) is a credit-card sized 3G wireless router that can provide wireless Internet connection for up to 5 devices. … More Perennial gale of creative destruction, personal wireless division
Lynne Kiesling I am happy to have seen more nuanced net neutrality discussions this fall than in the past. In November this Eric Raymond post caught my eye because it dealt with the problems a libertarian faces in net neutrality policy: Mistake #1 for libertarians to avoid is falling for the telcos’ “we’re pro-free market” … More More nuanced net neutrality discussions