Entries by Paula Reinman


Trustworthiness and Truthfulness Are Essential

Their Absence Can Introduce Huge Risks By Peter G. Neumann Trustworthiness is fundamental to our technologies and to our human relationships. Over-trusting something that is not trustworthy often leads to bad results. Not trusting something that really is trustworthy can also be harmful. Trustworthiness should be a basic requirement of all computer-related systems — particularly […]


The Ethics of the Internet of Things Ecosystem

By Vint Cerf I’ve written on this topic before, mostly in the context of the Internet. I would like to focus now on products and services developed by engineers. “Ethics” is derived from the Greek ethos, which is defined as the characteristic spirit of a culture, era, or community as manifested in its beliefs and […]


Bob Tkach on the Potential of the Marconi Society

Each time you quickly grab information from the Internet, watch a video that streams smoothly or have a great Facetime or Skype connection with someone on the other side of the world, you can thank Bob Tkach. Together with Andrew Chraplyvy, Bob developed the technology that vastly increased the transmission speed and capacity of fiber […]


Radio: The Invention That Keeps on Giving

121 years ago, Guglielmo Marconi was awarded a patent for “Improvements in Transmitting Electrical Impulses and Signals, and in Apparatus therefor.” This was the first description in print of a wireless telegraphy device – in other words, of a radio. While others were exploring wireless telegraph technologies, their investigations were not commercially viable and exclusively […]

NYU WIRELESS and Sprint Join Forces to Advance 5G Mobile Technology

NYU WIRELESS and Sprint today announced they are working together to further the development of mobile 5G. Sprint joins the university research center at the NYU Tandon School of Engineering as an industry affiliate sponsor. As an industry affiliate, Sprint will gain early access to NYU WIRELESS’s internationally recognized research, work with students and faculty […]

Marconi’s First Message

Canadian author, Lisa Moore, is inspired by Guglielmo Marconi’s innovations to connect us all. Marconi BY LISA MOORE Published May 18, 2017 – The Globe and Mail He was not at the table. Then he was at the table without ever crossing the room. My head jerked up. The windows all around him black. The white collar […]

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The Internet’s Next Frontier: Getting Better at Getting Better Together

By Paula Reinman Coauthored by Mei Lin Fung Mei Lin Fung’s work is defined by her heritage, starting with her great-great grandfather who escaped famine in China by accepting indentured servitude in return for his passage British Guyana in South America. A self-made man who invested in education, he sent his grandson, Mei Lin’s grandfather Samuel, […]