The Knight Foundation has a great graphic to go with their new report on local news non-profits and business models:
This week we start off talking about the cloud we could have, which is far more robust than iCloud promises or what Amazon, Dropbox, Microsoft or Google offer.
Imagine a world where you could store everything remotely — especially big files such as songs, video and photos — and mount them in native applications or high quality Web apps. You would be able to interact with these files like they were stored locally.
These services and others allow us to store data remotely, but a huge missing link is high quality Internet that would allow us to access these files quickly and seamlessly while on the go or at home. Even relatively fast home Internet doesn’t allow us to interact with our remotely stored media in the same manner as locally-stored content.
We talk about much more this week, including 1 Gpbs Internet, The Knight News Challenge, Internet use the and human brain and Pat’s Bank of America Twitter story.
Listen to this week’s podcast
- Comcast shows off 1Gpbs broadband — Exactly the kind of speed we’d need for the cloud we long for.
- Knight News Challenge Winners announced — We like some of the winners, wonder about others and have to ask, why isn’t there not a focus on business models?
- Internet use and the human brain — Internet addiction is discussed and the possibility that using the Internet changes the makeup of the brain.