Pro-immigration op-ed includes an excellent history of US efforts to restrict migration through law, a process that starts by banning prostitutes and convicts, and eventually bans…well, lots of people
Tech Paper 29: Table 1. Nativity of the Population and Place of Birth of the Native Population: 1850 to 1990Stats on immigration to the US from 1850 to 1990, based on census data. Clearly shows migration bulge around 1890, sharp fall off and recent increases.
Excellent set of paired essays from Chris Anderson and Michael Wolff, examining the competitive future of the web versus more closed, but more advertiser-friendly, usable apps. Includes a graph of bandwidth usage that shows the rise of video, the fall of earlier tech like Usenet
Excellent response to Friedman that argues that we're in a partly globalized world, and that most indicators suggest that markets are 10% international, 90% domestic, including investment capital, which we might presume would be the most mobile of forces.
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In fact the Wired article is quite bad. The graph is misleading at many levels. I think Boing Boing showed another graph in absolute data. The bandwidth usage is a scale of 100% so it is the relative usage of bandwidth and indeed when the Web has been able to transport video (capacity) it sure will snap a bigger proportion (%) of the traffic. Video consumes a lot more bandwidth for the same information than texts. What the graph shows, is that the Web became really multimedia.
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