Arnold Kling: September 2002 Archives

Progress and Displacement

Nostalgia can take remarkable forms. Naomi Klein, author of the anti-globalization manifesto No Logo, decries the loss of blue-collar factory jobs in her neighborhood. Who would have thought that someone would mourn the demise of Dickensian drudgery? Every step for Read More

From Here to Eternity?

In part one, I explained a vision for a new telecommunications architecture, consisting of "Packet Express" to deliver information signals and "Thingies" to convert those packets into sound, text, or video as desired. In this essay, I talk about the... Read More

Being There

Editor's note: This article articulates a vision for the architecture of electronic communications. A follow-up article will discuss the economic challenges in reaching that vision. It is easier to describe there - a relatively simple vision for the future of... Read More

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