I’m to talk to a class in International Journalism about Censorship on the Net on Wednesday. My plan is to talk about some specific instances and how they have played out. I’m not going back to the Scientology supression of USENET and of the anonymous remailers, but I may mention that. Here are the topics that I’m thinking of just now:
WUNC does need to raise money, but missing this story is unexcusable.
What makes the story so powerful is that Juan Williams and Tim Tyson recorded large parts of the story while standing in the exact same physical locations where the events took place in 1970: The driveway where young Tim stood tossing a basketball when he heard of the murder from a playmate. The store where the confrontation began. The exact scene of the murder. The grave of Henry “Dickie” Marrow the victim.
Read it soon and listen to the show at the link above.
UPDATE: WUNC did air the story this morning at 7:45. I understand they got a few phone calls and some email which brought the omission to their attention. In announcing the segment, Keith Weston (Hi, Keith) said that a segment on “Blood Done Sign My Name” had been aired also on the locally produced State of Things show. I thought I may have heard that some months back but I can’t find it in the Archives. Going through the Archives did bring back memories of some very good shows though.
UPDATE: State of Things producer (and excellent poet) Susan Davis says that SOT did a full hour about the Oxford murder on May 24, 2004. The Archive doesn’t go back that far tho. Susan says she’ll send me a CD of the show. I will try to write a bit about it once I get it.
Bret Dougherty did a topnotch job of keeping us all talking and mostly on topic. John Streck of NCSU’s CENTAUR Lab did his best to keep me honest about how IPv6 works and what it has to offer. He was a good sport and a great resource speaking on the tech side of networking and more. David and Michael reminded me what fun it was to work with them. Both are passionate, wise and often intentionally funny. The audience was great too with good questions. PJ Disclafani of WXYC pulled the whole celebration together well. Nice to see friendly faces including Ruby Sinreich of Orange Politics.org, animated animator Eric Knisley of HellCar and Mickey Death fame plus nice people in David’s entourage too numerous and too nice to name here.
UPDATE: Fred and Max did a great job of digitizing the panel from Brian’s tapes and have it online!
Because it’s part of the 10th anniversary of the first webcast which was done by David McConville and Michael Shoffner with some help from Jonathan Magid and Chris Columb and some advice from me. WXYC lists the events for the fun filled weekend on their website which includes:
Tomorrow (Saturday night) a big party at the Local 506 featuring Jett Rink, Spectac, the Moaners, eNtet, Billy Sugarfix, and more cake.
Sunday 11/7 there will be a panel discussion on the history and future of internet radio in room 3203 of the Student Union from 3pm-5pm. There will be pastries, but no cake. Featuring Michael, David and me.
Both these events will be broadcast live and webcast as well.
The way computers talk to each other on the Internet is by a protocol called IP (or Internet Protocol). Many of the computers use an older version of IP called IPv4, or Internet Protocol version 4. IPv4 is now nearly twenty years old.
The latest and greatest, we’ll talk more about the differences in Why, is IPv6. IPv6 is available on some but not all ISPs and campuses.
Next you need to configure your computer with an IPv6 address and Router.
On MacOS X, you can set this up in Systems Preferences, by selecting Network. Then choosing TCP/IP. Then clicking on “Configure IPv6…” Most people will only need to select automatic configuration at this point. There is a very nice picture on the Apple site. You might also be interested in the Mac VLC Media Player which will allow you to play various audio and video formats (MPEG-1, MPEG-2, MPEG-4, DivX, mp3, ogg, …) as well as DVDs, VCDs, and various streaming protocols. It can also be used as a server to stream in unicast or multicast in IPv4 or IPv6 on a high-bandwidth network..
Now select a station and format from the URLS below and you’ll be listening (if your ISP or campus supports IPv6).
WCPE – The Classical Station
WXYC – The Best in College Radio and the first station webcast on the Internet.
Why use IPv6?
For two very good future reasons.
First as the Internet connects more and more devices — computers, phones, PDAs, microwave ovens, music players, etc. –, it needs more and more addresses. Right now we have 0.0.0.0 through 254.254.254.254. But these are not enough. IPv6 will give the Internet more addresses and allow it to keep growing.
Secondly IPv6 promises greatly enhanced support for Quality of Service and for security. For Quality of Service, IPv6 does less retransmition and pays more attention to time. You should, in time, get better listening and better security.
UPDATE:WISH-TV questions Indiana votes in interview with ES&S — the company formerly headed by surprise Senator Hagel of Nebraska. Among the nuggets in the interview: ” An investigation by the Palm Beach Post revealed ES&S had a secret agreement to kick back a percentage of its profits to the Florida Association of Counties.” and “The investigation also found that the lobbyist representing both ES&S and the Florida Association of Counties was Sandra Mortham, a former Florida secretary of state and former running mate of Gov. Jeb Bush.”