FCC boss tackling broadband shortfall and mobile competition

The new head of the Federal Communications Commission says broadband provision will be the agency’s top priority under his leadership. He also confirmed the commission will examine exclusivity agreements with cellphone handsets. Julius Genachowski (pictured), who had not previously served as a commissioner, took office as chairman on 29 June. He’s now given his first […]

[GAS] Explains: What is Metaprogramming?

By Sterling “Chip” Camden Contributing Writer, [GAS] In recent years, the Greek root meta has perhaps become overused.  Originally, it was just a lowly preposition meaning “after”, “beyond”, or simply “with” – but especially since the writings of Douglas Hofstadter it has taken on the meaning of a higher level of abstraction, especially a self-referential […]