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General Conference, A Religious Holiday for Mormons

October 6th, 2013 · No Comments

October 5, 2013 - Saturday marked the beginning of another Semiannual General Conference for Mormons, as members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints occasionally refer to themselves.
This remarkable gathering in Salt Lake City is what makes me regard Conference Weekend as a “religious holiday” among Mormons. It takes place the first Sunday […]

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Meditations on the Modern Mormon Pioneer, Where ‘The Desert Shall Rejoice, and Blossom As The Rose’

October 6th, 2013 · No Comments

September 29, 2013 - During our Sunday worship these past several Sunday School sessions, we’ve been studying the history of our church. Two weeks ago, the subject was the Latter-day Saints entry into the Salt Lake Valley in July 1847. Last week, we talked about the saints who, in October 1856, left to rescue the […]

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BTOP Applications

March 26th, 2010 · No Comments

One hour and 50 minutes, and counting….

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Keeping up with Personal Blog Posts

December 4th, 2009 · 2 Comments

It’s been way too long since I’ve made a post here on DrewClark.com. Obviously, most of my writing is at http://BroadbandCensus.com, and http://BroadbandBreakfast.com. But you can’t give up your own name, can you!

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Wisdom From the Mouth of Babes

June 15th, 2009 · 2 Comments

My son, on discovering “Made in Italy” on an IKEA Glass: “I thought everything was made in China.”

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Frank Rich’s New York Times Piece on the Fate of Newspapers Misses the Point

May 10th, 2009 · 2 Comments

I just read Frank Rich’s New York Times piece about the fate of Newspapers. Typical old-media blather about the decline of the news business. The piece practically parrots the emerging meme that The Wall Street Journal is the one with the best business model in the news business - because they charge for readers. The […]

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Live-Twittering the David Clark ‘Big Ideas About Information’ Lecture at GMU

February 3rd, 2009 · 2 Comments

ARLINGTON, VA, February 3, 2009 - I’ll be live-Twittering the lecture by David Clark. See below — or the side of the page — for updates:

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A Broadband Stimulus Discussion and a ‘Big Ideas’ Lecture by Internet Pioneer David Clark

January 29th, 2009 · No Comments

The next several days feature a variety of upcoming events, both on broadband stimulus legislation, and on some of the broader issues associated with the Internet and its architecture.
On Friday, January 30, the Technology Policy Institute features a debate, “Broadband, Economic Growth, and the Financial Crisis: Informing the Stimulus Package,”  from 12 noon – 2 […]

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Covering the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation Broadband Stimulus Forum

January 26th, 2009 · No Comments

WASHINGTON, January 26, 2009 - I’m live-Twittering the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation Broadband Stimulus Forum in Russell Senate Office Building. (See right-hand column for live feed.)
Also, to see the compendium of broadband stimulus-related proposals, visit http://development.broadbandcensus.com/zipcodes/states.

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Converging on Downtown D.C. For the Inaugural of Barack Obama

January 20th, 2009 · 5 Comments

WASHINGTON, January 20, 2009 - Today, I’m heading to the inaugural. I’ll be live-Twittering, if my Blackberry and the cellular infrastructure will support it, from downtown. Enjoy the historic occasion!
 

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From the New America Foundation’s Event on Broadband Stimulus

January 16th, 2009 · No Comments

I live-Twittered from the New America Foundation’s event on broadband stimulus. Here are some of my posting. You can also see the stream by going to http://twitter.com/drewclark.

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Kevin Martin Resigns From FCC Effective Inauguration Day

January 15th, 2009 · 2 Comments

I just posted this piece on BroadbandCensus.com….

FCC Chairman Kevin Martin Resigns, Expresses Regret About Public Safety Communications
WASHINGTON, January 15, 2009 - Federal Communications Commission Chairman Kevin Martin on Thursday resigned from his position, effective Inauguration Day, and expressed the regret about the lack of interoperable communications networks for public safety officials. read more

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With US Patent Overhaul Dead, Agencies Ponder Changes As Industry Debates Role Of ‘Trolls’

December 8th, 2008 · No Comments

URL: http://www.ip-watch.org/weblog/index.php?p=1352
By Drew Clark for Intellectual Property Watch
WASHINGTON, DC - With major legislative changes to the United States patent system unfinished as the 110th Congress prepares to dissolve, Executive- and Judicial-branch agencies on Friday jostled for authority over future patent policy.
Speaking at a Federal Trade Commission (FTC) hearing on “The Evolving Intellectual Property Marketplace,” FTC […]

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The Benefits of Tweeting

November 4th, 2008 · No Comments

I just finished Twittering the FCC open meeting. I didn’t even go to the FCC. (I didn’t have time to sit around for 5 hours and wait for the meeting to start.) And I got a nice plug from the Silicon Alley Insider.
However, now is the moment in which I miss out: the crowd is […]

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Twittering Tomorrow From the Federal Communications Commission

November 3rd, 2008 · 2 Comments

While the FCC Commissioners play tit for tat over the deletion of the Universal Service Fund item from tomorrow’s — yes, on Election Day — open meeting of the commission, the other key issues ostensibly remain on the agenda: “white spaces,” the Sprint-Clearwire merger, and the Verizon-Alltel merger.
The meeting isn’t scheduled to start until 11 […]

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