Anthony J. Pennings, PhD

WRITINGS ON DIGITAL STRATEGIES, ICT ECONOMICS, AND GLOBAL COMMUNICATIONS

ICT4D and Digital Development in a Changing World

This year, 2022, marks the halfway point for the Agenda for Sustainable Development, aimed for completion by 2030. The Russian invasion of Ukraine is a serious threat to the material flows needed for renewable energies, as well as global climate and food security. Digital technologies may not be spared as well.

Zeihan’s Global Prognostics and Sustainable Development, Part I

This post looks at Zeihan’s hypotheses and their implications for sustainable development, roughly defined by the United Nations Brundtland Commission as meeting the needs of the present, without compromising future generations. While one might say that all countries in the world are undergoing a transition to sustainable development, countries have different circumstances and develop development and economic policies and solutions differently.

The International Politics of Domain Name Governance, Part Two: ICANN and the Clinton-Gore Administration

The Clinton-Gore administration saw the Internet as a major opportunity but also a historically tricky infrastructure to manage, including complications with other countries.

The World is Bubbly: Capital, Cities, and Creative People

I’m concerned that as cities develop policies to become more attractive to the creative class, that they sow the seeds of their own demise by attracting excess real estate capital.

That Remote Look: History of Sensing Satellites

We choose to go to the moon in this decade and do the other things, not because they are easy, but because they are hard, because that goal will serve to organize and measure the best of our energies and skills, because that challenge is one that we are willing to accept, one we are […]

TPP and the Role of Intellectual Property in the US Export Economy

With the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade deal under discussion, it’s useful to look at some of the changes in the world economy, and specifically the US export economy and the increasing role of intellectual property (IP). As it stands, I’m not for the trade deal, but I feel it’s important to parse through the details […]

New Developments in GPS and Geo-Location for Mobile Technology

The ubiquity of mobile devices has focused renewed attention on the Global Positioning Satellite System (GPS), the configuration of space-based vehicles that is used to provide location data to users through their hand-carried mobile phones and tablets. GPS technologies were developed for use in aircraft, land vehicles, and ships. More recently, they have become crucial […]

Visiting the Future of the Panama Canal

A relevant question for 2022 is whether shipping ports have prepared sufficiently for increased container traffic? Have ports such as Baltimore, Charleston, Los Angeles, Miami, New York, Philadelphia, Portland, and Virginia, modernized their facilities to become “big ship ready”? Ships anchored offshore, containers piling up on docks, long-haul trucks queuing for hours to get to the containers suggest they have not.

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  • About Me

    Professor at State University of New York (SUNY) Korea since 2016. Moved to Austin, Texas in August 2012 to join the Digital Media Management program at St. Edwards University. Spent the previous decade on the faculty at New York University teaching and researching information systems, digital economics, and strategic communications.

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