O3B considerations in addition to mobility

Some quick thoughts and hurriedly located references that may be of interest in considering the social/cultural aspects of any 3B on architecture.

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Also, research on ICT in the developing world may be relevant:
e.g., Eric Brewer and Tapan Parikh at Berkeley:
http://tier.cs.berkeley.edu/wiki/Home
http://people.ischool.berkeley.edu/~parikh/

Participatory design of technology in this context also seems important. (Even infrastructure? What would that be like?)
Jeff - Thanks for writing down these thoughts and for providing some references that we networking folks would otherwise not know about. The Clark and Nissenbaum workshop report can be found as an Appendix in the Network Science and Engineering Research Agenda.

http://www.cra.org/ccc/docs/NetSE-Research-Agenda.pdf

(In case you are like me and try to use the hyperlink insertion mid-sentence, here is a tip that it apparently needs to be on its own new line.)
Ellen, the Clark/Nissenbaum workshop report stood out from the others for having pages and pages of stream-of-consciousness questions, no answers, no approach for getting answers, no agenda. since so many economic and policy questions 'underlie the overarch', i worry we are entering the next phase of FIND deployment (unnecessarily) blind until we have actually discussed and more rigorously documented what we know about the questions in that workshop report, if not developed/defended answers to some of them. i know that is not the kind of work the people at the summit want to do, nor the kind NSF is likely to fund, which is why i think expanding this social network (or some open src open community form of it) to other disciplines is worth a shot. -k
another reference to add to the Nissenbaum report, which provides a nice summary of Benkler's
Wealth of Networks:

Yochai Benkler brings his background in law to the study of human collaboration, and in particular to the phenomenon he calls peer
production. The efficiency and utility of networks such as the Internet make
practical what was before perhaps too cumbersome to undertake: the creation
of knowledge and content by the unmanaged cooperative contributions of many
people. Wikipedia is perhaps the most recognized example of the peer creation
of knowledge, but there are many other examples. Benkler believes that we,
as a society, should place great value on this sort of collective endeavors,
and studied the factors that make it practical and constructive. As an agenda
for research, we must move from the rich, empirical observations we have of
these systems to more abstract structures that can be studied and modeled. We
need more knowledge of human behavior and the foundations of cooperation if
we can make the design of peer systems a methodical process.

another useful empirical perspective on internet-generation wealth:
http://www.yalelawjournal.org/images/pdfs/556.pdf
another reference to add to the Clark/Nissenbaum report, which summarizes Benkler's Wealth of Networks thesis as:
Yochai Benkler brings his background in law to the study of human collaboration, and in particular to the phenomenon he calls peer production. The efficiency and utility of networks such as the Internet make practical what was before perhaps too cumbersome to undertake: the creation of knowledge and content by the unmanaged cooperative contributions of many people. Wikipedia is perhaps the most recognized example of the peer creation of knowledge, but there are many other examples. Benkler believes that we, as a society, should place great value on this sort of collective endeavors, and studied the factors that make it practical and constructive. As an agenda for research, we must move from the rich, empirical observations we have of these systems to more abstract structures that can be studied and modeled. We need more knowledge of human behavior and the foundations of cooperation if we can make the design of peer systems a methodical process.

Another empirical perspective on Internet-generating wealth:
http://www.yalelawjournal.org/images/pdfs/556.pdf

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