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         Virtual Currencies
Find out about the interest in, and policy implications
of Virtual Currencies.

The 3-D Web & Virtual Worlds, Find out what all the excitement is about over the advent of Virtual Worlds and the 3-D Web!

Federal Consortium For Virtual Worlds Inspire The Future Washington, D.C.
Mr. Rapp was an early entrant in this emerging field, bringing to light key policy and legal questions via his published work Electronic Commerce: A Washington Perspective  and later treatise on Governance And The Proliferation of International Electronic Markets.



Mr. Rapp has been a regular contributor to online publications.  The following are examples of his work:
A nasty fight is being waged to control high-bandwidth Internet access into America's homes, and whoever wins could control much of the Internet pie.
Read why ISPs, phone companies, and even consumer groups have been making a public to-do, in hope of forcing cable companies to sell Internet capacity to all comers.
austinmiracle0211.gif (9770 bytes) The Austin technology marketplace has gotten red hot with IPOs from Vignette, and PC Order.  Others are in the works.  Find out how central Texas technology evolved into what it is today.
hightech0422-336.gif (8448 bytes) This in-depth article explores whether girl oriented games help encourage girls to explore and perhaps enter the technology field.

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The underpinnings of The  Internet and Cyberspace would be incomplete without mention of one of the key players, namely Dr. Vinton Cerf.  Some have termed him the "Father of the Internet," which may or may not be accurate, but there can be no denying that he played a crucial role in the development of TCP/IP, and perhaps more importantly progressing standards and widespread adoption.  Above are images from a 2002 speech on the Interplanetary Internet (l), and from a 1998 conference he addressed (r).

Mr. Rapp's work, writings, as well as telephone/e-mail/event attendance,  have enabled him to in many instances interact with (or take in their thinking) some of the key founders of the Internet and cyberspace movement, including Mark Zuckerberg (founder Facebook), Evan Williams (co-founder Twitter), Alvin Toffler (Futurist), Mario Morino (founder Morino Institute/Netpreneur Program), Michael Dell (Dell Computer Corporation), Mark Cuban (Co-Founder Broadcast.com), Esther Dyson (EDventure Holdings, Release 1.0), John Perry Barlow (EFF Co-Founder, Grateful Dead lyricist), Rob Glaser (Real Networks), Jimmy Treybig (ex CEO Tandem Computers), Stephen Case (Co-Founder America Online), James V. Kimsey (Co-Founder America Online), David Bunnel (Zine publisher), Larry Ellison (Oracle), Jon Postel (IANA), Jeff Raikes (Microsoft Corporation), Marc Andreesen (Netscape Communications), Whitfield Diffie (Sun Microsystems, public key encryption), Dr. Andrew Whinston (The University of Texas at Austin), Brewster Kahle (WAIS/Alexa Internet), Declan McCullagh (writer/photographer), John Gilmore (Usenet, EFF), Tim O'Reilly (Technology book publisher), Jeff Pulver (Pulver.com); Jeffrey Citron (Vonage); T. Sibley Verbeck (Electric Sheep Company); Robert Scoble; George Gilder---many more . . .

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