Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Content centric networking

At the Future Internet summit, Van Jacobsen suggested that the Internet was designed to connect devices to each other (which made sense at the time). An alternative paradigm is to imagine if the internet was about networking information objects. I subsequently learned that he has a project underway that addresses this approach, called Content-Centric Networking (CCNx). The ideas are very interesting; apparently an initial prototype is operating at PARC, though much work remains to be done. This seems to be an idea that should gain traction at iSchools like ours.

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