by Raúl Echeberría
During these holidays (winter holidays for some, summer holidays for others), thousands of children and their parents take digital photos. They immediately upload them to their phlog (photoblog) in order to share them with their friends, who do exactly the same thing. Together with their parents, they go to a "cyber cafe" and, while some chat, others read their emails or daily newspapers on the Internet.
A paradox of our times, almost no one disconnects themselves during the holidays; on the contrary: desperation sets in if there is no connection. Another paradox of our times, every day new words are being created to define new services, neologisms that can sometimes be confusing but that are used as a sign of "belonging".
The point is that today the Internet is everywhere, and it is a part of every social practice. Internet is a part of the new codes or "protocols" through which we create our identity.
This technological revolution is based on new and old services built on an infrastructure that must function without interruptions while at the same time protecting users' security and privacy.
In each edition of LACNIC’s Newslwtter, our quarterly publication, we report activities, projects and the advances in the services that LACNIC provides to its members and to the community.
Produced by LACNIC’s staff, we wish, by this mean, to reach all people who are part of the Internet community in Latin America and the Caribbean to share experiences of management of the information and knowledge and to dive in the wealth of collective intelligence.
Information, reports, technological proposals, news and technological innovations from all the region, and the other four Regional Internet Registries (RIR), that offer their services in the different regions of the world, are detailed in each edition.
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by Steve Crocker
Creator of the RFC (Request for Comments) series, which Jon Postel was the editor during 30 years. Steve Crocker is one of the pioneers of the ARPANET, the origin of the Internet that we know today. Currently, Dr. Crocker serves as chair of ICANN’s security and Stability Advisory Committee. In this new edition of LACNIC´s newsletter, he talks about the network security and its importance for the Latin American region in a series initiated by Cristina Hoepers in our previous edition.
by Christian O’Flaherty
… Although his job makes him a frequent long distance traveler around the region, he somehow finds the time and greatly enjoys touring the South of his country, Argentina, with his family. He shares a common hobby with his elder son: videogames. “It’s as if my wife had three sons…”, he confides. Alejandra – “Jany” – and their children, 5-year-old Julian and 5-month-old Martin, occupy an increasingly larger share of his free time; however, reading and listening to jazz or rock music still compete with his passion for keeping up to date on technology.
by Uca Silva
Uca Silva is a Communicator, Investigator and Teacher. She Works at the SUR Corporation of Social Studies and Education in Santiago, Chile, and has studied communications at the University of Ottawa, Canada, and the Diego Portales University in Chile. She specializes in Communications and ICTs, gender and daily life. A teacher of cultural and media-related subjects, she is currently a member of the Consulting Group for APC Latin America and APC Women's Networking, IWMF-Journalists, and the Comunicadora del Sur Group; she is also a FRIDA evaluator. At this moment she is carrying out an investigation aimed at computer recycling.
by Edmundo Vitale
Continuing with an event that is being held since 1998, the WALC2006 Workshop was held in the city of Quito, Ecuador, at the Equinoccial Technological University of Ecuador (UTE), from July 24 to July 29, 2006, organized at general level by the Latin American School of Networking (ESLARED) and at local level by the UTE and CEDIA (Ecuadorian Consortium for Advanced Internet Development).
by Jordi Palet Martínez
Jordi Palet has been involved in the IPv6 Forum Education and Awareness Working Group since its creation; in addition, he is also a member of the Technical Directorate. He is a member of the IPv6 Logo Committee, the committee responsible for the “IPv6 Ready” Program. Jordi is an active member of non-profit organizations devoted to promoting information technologies, telecommunications and the Internet. He is an active member of the following organizations: the European IPv6 Task Force, the Spanish IPv6 Task Force, and the IPv6 Task Force Steering Committee.
Creating Human Networks
During the week from May 22 to May 26, 2006, in Guatemala City, we had the opportunity to share the ninth LACNIC meeting. This was an intense week, full of work and opportunities, where the different actors involved with the Internet in the region of Latin America and the Caribbean had the chance to get together and share their points of view on the development and stability of the Internet within our region.