Posts by Greg Scholl

Greg Scholl is Executive Director of Jazz at Lincoln Center. He lives in New York City with his wife and two kids. He tweets @GregScholl and post occasionally to his blog, platedissipation.tumblr.com.

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Eliminate Proxies for a More Authentic, Present Life

On the web, there is something called a proxy server. It often sits in between a request (for example, let me watch YouTube!) and what is requested (in this case, the YouTube video file) and “passes” the request, and the result, back and forth between two computers.

In the early days of the Internet, it was created as a way to make easier and more efficient the incredible complexity of so much information and so many people wanting to access it. There are other benefits, too—security, speed, protecting identities and information. But, it’s still an intermediary between Thing A and …