Application-Centered Internet Analysis
43 Pages Posted: 9 Apr 1999 Last revised: 18 May 2014
Date Written: March 15, 1999
Much Internet scholarship tends to analyze the Internet at an inappropriate level of abstraction; focusing on the Internet as one "medium," when -- by design -- nearly all of the significant facts for certain questions are to be found at the level of the application and its associated protocols. The article suggests that application-centered thinking makes a better tool for the hard Internet questions, such as First Amendment questions (such as filtering) and questions of private ordering.
Keywords: application-centered design, Internet filtering, First Amendment
JEL Classification: K3
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