New Orleans' central business district is bounded by a gigantic SONET ring. As William Gibson, the godfather of cyberpunk, once said, “The future is already here. It is just unevenly distributed.” One part of the world where the future is becoming thick on the ground is New Orleans, where the behemoth Morial Convention Center continues to push the technology envelope. This past October, the Morial contracted with Intermedia Communications (one of the five largest Internet service ...

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