Tech tAUk Reloaded #31: Welcome to Internet

So you think you know the internet? Everything you think you know could be about to change. Or maybe that’s just us being over-dramatic. But between browser vulnerabilities, internet fast lanes, net access fee double-dipping, and net neutrality rules, it’s a brave new world out there on the mesh. Far more than anyone could have predicted two decades ago, when a major media organization got “Internet” for the first time. We demystify all that and more on this week’s episode.

Our tech headlines this week:

Douglas debuts a new segment called “A Very Tiny Bit of Awesome,” in which he reads a released 1994 memo from NPR detailing the debut of their first internet network. And Josh offers a brief review of HBO’s Silicon Valley.

Episode Duration: 1:04:38
On This Episode: Douglas Bell and Josh Feldman
Download: Tech tAUk Reloaded #31 (31 MB MP3)

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About Douglas Bell

I live in Washington, D.C., and work as a Broadcast Technician at WAMU 88.5 FM, the local NPR affiliate in the Washington metro area. My primary shift is to engineer the local feed of NPR’s Morning Edition, including local news and weather, long-form features and station breaks… and yes, the shift starts at 5 am, so I’ve got the whole quasi-nocturnal thing going on. I am also the Coordinating Producer for Ken Rudin’s Political Junkie, an independently-produced podcast and public radio program. Extracurricularly, I play cello, and participate in a church choir and a handbell choir. I enjoy discovering new places, and am constantly searching for the perfect cheeseburger. I am also known as a frequent teller of puns.