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ZDNet: “Information Commons – a Bright Star for the Future of Information”

Information Commons: a bright star for the future of information -Posted by Chris Jablonski

In the eyes of its creators, the World Wide Web was never designed to take on the role as the be-all end-all architecture for a truly distributed global information system. But while large vendors, standards groups and technologists have grown dependent on the Web and treat it that way, some researchers are taking a revolutionary approach to the problem and addressing it at the very core of information design. A newly published white paper from Harbor Research (a firm specializing in pervasive computing), entitled “Designing the Future of Information, The Internet beyond the Web” looks at two initiatives—the Information Commons of Maya Design, and Internet Zero from MIT’s Center for Bits and Atoms.

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