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Sun co-founder (and currently venture capitalist) Bill Joy giving the second keynote of day 2 at MIT's September 2005 Emerging Technologies Conference. Joy talks about the "six Webs" that form the organizing principle for how the Internet is going to change. They are the here, near, far, weird, B2B, and D2D (device to device) Webs. The six styles are nothing new to Joy. Although the name of the last two has changed, he's been talking about them for over five years.
Cisco senior vice president and chief development officer Charles Giancarlo speaking during the New Growth Opportunities in Computing and Communications session at MIT's September 2005 Emerging Technologies Conference. Giancarlo talked about how today's switches are operating at the same speed as the computer's backplane. The next logical conclusion, of course: replace the computer's backplane with the switch, thereby making the computer's bus and the network's bus one in the same.
Spain's Secretary of Commerce, Industry and Tourism Pedro Mejia speaking at a lunch reception during MIT's September 2005 Emerging Technologies Conference. Spain has realized that it needs to step up to the plate in terms of making foreign investments if it's going to remain competitive on a global level. Mejia spoke about Spain's new initiatives to step up his country's investments in the United States. Based on GDP, Spain's total economy rates eighth in the world, is 1/11th the size of the United States' economy, and comes in at around 50 percent of the US Defense Department's total budget.