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Nevada City presentation on the future of the internet

Submitted by Rachel Rosen-Carroll

What do Web 1.0, 2.0, and 3.0 really mean? Michael Anderson, President of Clientworks, Inc., sets out to answer these questions and more at a presentation and discussion from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. on May 21 at NC Tech Hub, 104 New Mohawk Rd. in Nevada City. There is a $5 minimum donation.

The internet has grown from its transactional and humble Netscape beginnings in the late 90s to a transformational platform where human and machine can no longer be easily discerned. Society is on the cusp of revolutionary advances in internet technology. Broadband — who owns it, who controls it, and what travels upon its fiber optic rails — will be fundamental to humanity’s future.

In Europe and Asia, the transport of the internet is mostly publicly owned and highly regulated. In the United States, proprietary networks and private ownership of digital transport have prevailed, posing a real hazard to our ability to create and innovate with future versions of the web.

Community members are encouraged to join Anderson for a lively discussion about how Americans need to “get a handle” on this technology in the United States, and where our future might be heading.

Anderson is president of Clientworks Inc., a Nevada City–based IT managed services company, which he co-owns with his wife Lori Gordon. He served as CIO for Bright Fiber Network from 2014 until 2017. Anderson is currently working on municipal broadband models with other local broadband champions for a variety of Northern California communities. For more information and to RSVP: https://nctechconnection.org/event/web-x-0-the-future-of-the-internet.


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