If Google and Amazon Ran the Web

[GigaOM] Researchers at an FCC broadband workshop argued for a new Internet architecture capable of adapting itself to individual applicationsAt the FCC broadband workshop held last week, researchers argued for a new Internet architecture built upon infrastructure currently used in large data centers that would be capable of adapting itself to deliver each individual application. Meanwhile, those associated with think tanks and the broadband industry argued that the most significant Internet-related innovation is already behind us and that we need to think about embedding more intelligence into the network we have.It reminded me of Vanity Fair’s awesome story about the making of the Web in which Bob Metcalfe relates his attempts to show some AT&T executives the precursor to the Internet:

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