What Is Internet Use?

Deven Desai

Deven Desai is an associate professor of law and ethics at the Scheller College of Business, Georgia Institute of Technology. He was also the first, and to date, only Academic Research Counsel at Google, Inc., and a Visiting Fellow at Princeton University’s Center for Information Technology Policy. He is a graduate of U.C. Berkeley and the Yale Law School. Professor Desai’s scholarship examines how business interests, new technology, and economic theories shape privacy and intellectual property law and where those arguments explain productivity or where they fail to capture society’s interest in the free flow of information and development. His work has appeared in leading law reviews and journals including the Georgetown Law Journal, Minnesota Law Review, Notre Dame Law Review, Wisconsin Law Review, and U.C. Davis Law Review.

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  1. Jimbino says:

    The Internet and the Web are two different things. The WWW is hosted on the Internet, as is FTP, etc. which are not WWW.

    Folks who use “Broadband” don’t know what they’re talking about. They mean “High Frequency” or some such. A high-speed internet modem communicates over a very narrow band at extremely high frequency, so it is in no sense “broadband.”

    Furthermore, “gigabyte” is properly pronounced with a leading soft-g as in “gigantic” which is etymologically related, not with a hard-g as in “girl.” The Doc in Back to the Future got it right. “Gig” with a leading hard-g relates to fishing and public performances.

    Furthermore, “kludge” is pronounced to rhyme with “judge,” “fudge,” and “sludge.” That’s why the word is not to be spelled that way, but as “kluge,” which rhymes with “huge” or “luge.”

    Whatever you do, avoid mimicking the speech of an engineer: they are the ones who skipped all language classes in school, remember? However great they were as engineers, Ford, Edison, Firestone, the Wright Bros, Gates, Dell, Jobs and Wozniak are/were quasi-monolingual.