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August 1999 Cover
August 1999
An Internet Prayer Wheel

by Carl Malamud.

       When Jon Postel, the Editor of the Internet RFCs passed away, I spent a long day thinking. I don't know why, but I immediately thought of prayer wheels and explorers. Jon was the creator and maintainer of the Internet Assigned Numbers Authority (IANA). While many people became rich and famous from the companies they founded, it was Jon more than anyone who could lay title to creator of the Internet.

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Also In This Issue
08/01/99 Map of the Month, "Internet Arcs Around the Globe"
by Martin Dodge.
Arcs above the globe trace MBone topology in a map series by Munzer, et al.
08/01/99 Locus, "Topography"
by Stephanie Faul.
Cartography has its ups and downs.
08/01/99 Locus, "Secrecy"
by Stephanie Faul.
Sometimes, it's what a map doesn't show.
08/01/99 Reviews, "Edgard Varèse: Complete Works"
by Bob Halliday.
Excellent recordings of a 20th century master.
08/01/99 Visions, "I see a new Renaissance"
by Eugene Garfield.
Imagine an ideal library serving a world thirsting for knowledge.
08/01/99 Visions, "I see a Wisdom Space"
by Bernard Tan.
Seeing Cyberspace as knowledge space for the mind.
08/27/99 Web Informant #166
by David Strom.
Making Beautiful Music on Your PC.
08/20/00 Web Informant #165
by David Strom.
Recommended Reading.
08/15/00 Web Informant #164
by David Strom.
Picking the right fat pipe.
08/08/00 Web Informant #163
by David Strom.
The coming broadband congestion.
08/04/00 Web Informant #162
by David Strom.
When bad things happen to good PCs.

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