Volume 13, No. 2
April 2001

Mercurial Matters

Letters to the Editor

SHOT in Silicon Valley

Breakfast in California

Changing of the Guard

The World Wide Web and the Transformation of Internet Domain Names

News of Members

Computer Museum Reminder

IEEE 2001 Conference on History of Telecommunications

Tesla and Edison

Book Review:
The Sociology of Invention: A review of Silicon Sky

News of the Field:
Marconi Collection

Lincoln Lab's 50-Year Review

Media Ecology Conference

Scientific and Technical Information Systems Historical Meeting

Telecomm Museum and Website, SHOT website

Superman and the Case of the Disappearing Public Telephone

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John Cloud currently enjoys a postdoctoral position in the Peace Studies program at Cornell University. He completed his dissertation in Geography at the University of California, Santa Barbara, on the clandestine geographic applications of the now declassified CORONA reconnaissance satellite system (1958-72). His longer-term research interests involve the history of the modern geosciences, with particular attention to global remote sensing systems and datasets, and the processes, mechanisms, and ethnographies of knowledge production in the Military-Industrial-Academic-Complex, as Stuart Leslie has termed it. He observes a “vital matter” in that regard: the Cold War ended by definition, which is to say that it didn’t really end, although we are clearly in a different period. John asks, “Does anyone have a good idea for a new name for the state of war we’re presently in?”

Charles Jacobson’s new book is just off the press, Ties That Bind: Economic & Political Dilemmas of Urban Utility Networks, 1800-1990 (University of Pittsburgh Press, 2001). His scholarly interests center on relationships between technology and public policy in communications and utility networks. Charles’s day job is as a Senior Research Associate with Morgan Angel & Associates in Washington, D. C.