Aneesh Chopra, chief technology officer for the Obama administration, has posted a blog entry calling for a campus-based initiative to encourage broadband innovation by students. “Students have contributed some of the most important advances in information and communications technologies—including data compression, interactive computer graphics, Ethernet, Berkeley Unix, the spreadsheet, public key cryptography, speech recognition, Mosaic, and Google,” Chopra writes. “Today, with the right kind of support, students can play the role of innovators again—by leading the way in the development of broadband applications.” Chopra envisions universities, companies, and students working together under such an initiative, which would serve as a...
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