Online review session

We’re holding an online review session from 5 to 7 pm tonight. You can ask questions or get clarification on terms or course concepts during that time in the comments session here.



14 thoughts on “Online review session

  1. Other than the fact that there are tracking devices, what else is important about IP addresses? Is it that there are apart of this idea of physical Internet?

    • And FYI: IP address stands for Internet Protocol Address. It’s like a house number for a computer or device in the Internet.

      Patrice is right: you don’t need to know more and it would be grouped with things like data centers, traceroutes & our class session on the physical Internet.

  2. I think that, as I mentioned in our review, they could also be relevant to any response you might give to a question addressing surveillance.

  3. Sorry for the somewhat delayed response. I didn’t see your question until I refreshed my screen. Not sure I fully answered your question. Let me put a little more thought into what you said about physical Internet.

  4. In regards to open access, what do we need to know? And what is “copyleft”?

    • Open access is something we weren’t very clear about. To be specific, it’s open access to scholarly journals. Aaron Swartz was an advocate for open access.

      Copyleft comes from open source software and it means that any software that derives from it must be free.

  5. With respect to IP addresses and the physical nature of the Internet, I think this is yet another example about how the Internet is physical in a way that we don’t often consider. For instance, the number of IP addresses available, as they are standardized now–IPv4, is almost used up. That’s probably not the most elegant way of putting it, but I think this serves as an example of how the Internet runs up against limits that we don’t associate with it.

  6. We talked about it last week in relation to the Arab Spring discussion (the Coll piece)– does that ring a bell?

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