Government Comes Out With Cyberspace Study — Seven Years Late

from the reverse-internet-time dept

People have said, in the past, that internet years are like dog years. Things change so fast that a single year feels more like seven years in a non-internet business. Perhaps the government works on the reverse. Seven years real time is more like one year of operating time. That might explain why the Commerce Department has just now released their “Signposts in Cyberspace” study that they were told to put out in 1998 as part of the Next Generation Internet Research Act. The findings, as you might imagine, seem a bit… out of date. Nothing too ridiculous, but certainly nothing particularly new. And, some of the recommendations, like increasing the number of top level domains available, started happening a few years ago already.

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