The View From The Noll

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From time to time, short ssays will be posted at this site. These essays are the personal views of A. Michael Noll and do not necessarily represent the opinions of the host of the Web site nor any institution with which Dr. Noll is affiliated. The essays are intended to stimulate discussion and inform by presenting unique views. Some of the essays are a result of media interviews. Others are concerend with historical and personal documentation of the research in new media that was performed at Bell Labs in the 1960s.


Comcast's Bid for AT&T Broadband. From a BBC Radio interview in July, 2001.

Digital Television. From a radio interview on KPFK (West Hollywood, CA) on August 2, 2001.

Video Privacy. From a newspaper interview on August 30, 2001.

Telecom in Time of Tragedy. From a newspaper interview on September 12, 2001.

Globalization. From a presentation on September 30, 2001 at a meeting organized by the Annenberg School and the London School of Economics.

The Cingular Acquisition of AT&T Wireless: Lessons for Business and Consumers. February 19, 2004.

What is Plagiarism? January 1, 2005.

PLAGIARISM: What It Is And How To Avoid It, advice for students and faculty, 2011.

Quello Center Blog

A number of opinionated essays are being posted at the blog of the Quello Center at Michigan State University. They are listed below:

Censoring of Sensoring,” January 14, 2015.

What is the Internet?” February 18, 2015.

A Viewpoint on the FCC Decision on Network Neutrality,” February 26, 2015.

Email Stamps: A Way to Control Spam,” May 23, 2015

Charging Along: Too Many Rechargers,” June 22, 2015

"Speech Recognition Reassessed," July 15, 2015

"Spooking & Snooping Post Snowden," August 25, 2015.

"The Evil Web," September 26, 2015.

"Is Over-the-Air Radio Dying?" November 2, 2015.

"3D Yet Again," November 26, 2015.

"What If No Eletrical Grid," December 8, 2015.

"Apple vs. US Government," February 21, 2016.

"Deplorable Telephony," April 8, 2016.

"Claude E. Shannon: Cult Figure," May 7, 2016.

"Ultra-Narrowband Networks," May 20, 2016.

"Online Education," June 29, 2016.

"A Challenge to Virtual Reality," September 26, 2016.

"Access Is Not Content," October 7, 2016.

"Hollywood Fever Afflicts AT&T," October 23, 2016.

"Is Apple Lost?," December 29, 2016.

New Media at Bell Labs

"AT&T vs Bell Labs," January 6, 2016."

Essay: New Media at Bell Labs," October 15, 2014.

"Early Digital Art at Bell Telephone Laboratories, Inc.," February 2, 2014.

"Howard Wise Gallery Show of Digital Art and Patterns (1965): A 50th Anniversary Memoir," November 12, 2014.

"The VanDerBeek-Knowlton Movies," May 5, 2016.