“2. Solicitation and distribution of literature or handbills is prohibited except as specifically authorized as part of a Weaver Street Market event.*
*WSM will sponsor a monthly event for non-profit-making organizations with values consistent with its mission to have tables and make their literature available according to guidelines set forth for this purpose.”
[I am trying to imagine handbill day at the Weave now.]
“3. Loitering is prohibited.” [staying a bit too long is part of what a third place is about, isn't it?]
“5. Unauthorized performances and unauthorized large or publicly advertised gatherings are prohibited. “Performance” means any activity intending to attract or having the effect of attracting a crowd of spectators, or that’s volume disturbs others. Performances need to have the advance written permission of Carr Mill Mall.”
Ed Cone reports that Matthew Gross has joined the John Edwards One America Committee as an advisor for online communications. We had a good dinner discussion with the Edwards, Ed, Matthew, danah boyd, Fred Stutzman and about a dozen other bloggers a couple of weeks back. Elizabeth Edwards is particularly aware of internet communications on a very personal level as she describes in her new book.
I’m off to DC at the end of next week for the Louis Round Wilson Knowledge Trust meeting. The last one in Granada was quite a good event. Less site-seeing for me this time because of time constraints, but if there is one thing I should do in DC say late Thursday evening or Friday afternoon lemme know.
One side amusement, I picked up a nice tuxedo that fits great and looks pretty good at a giant formalwear outlet — called the Formalwear Outlet– just outside of Hillsborough for a very very good price. They have lots.
Last night there was a fire in Apex, NC. That would have been innocent enough, but the fire was at a hazardous waste storage facility in downtown Apex. The inaptly name EQ North Carolina, where the EQ stands for Environmental Quality, fire released a large and lingering cloud of chlorine gas leading to the evacuation of 16,000 people.
Maintain and operate the facility to minimize the possibility of a sudden or non-sudden release of hazardous waste constituents to air, soil or surface water which could threaten human health or the environment;
Immediately carry out the provisions of the contingency plan whenever there is a release of hazardous waste or constituents which threatens or could threaten human health or the environment;
Not store a container of hazardous waste that is incompatible with any waste or material stored;
New Yorker finds funny math about blogs at “an online poll conducted by AdAge.com”:
A report last week by Advertising Age Editor at Large Bradley Johnson noted that about 35 million workers–or one in four people in the U.S. labor force–spend an average of 3.5 hours. or 9%, of each work day reading blogs.
A much-needed break.
The article tells us “So while 40% of online Britons receive news feeds, 67% did not know that the official term for this service was Really Simple Syndication.” Not that Brits need to know that but would it help if they knew that the meaning of RSS has changed with each release beginning as RDF Site Summary (for RSS 0.9 and 1.0), then becoming the more luser friendly Rich Site Summary (for RSS 0.91, RSS 1.0) before being renamed Really Simple Syndication (for RSS 2.0).
Whilst your garden variety Brits are not so 1337, those who use the net are Open savvy to the point of rejecting the iPods for more Open MP3 players:
Regular surfers are, according to the survey, gadget-hungry. Interestingly, although 68% of those interviewed possessed an MP3 player, only 20% owned iPods – the biggest selling digital music player.
The iPod may be less popular with surfers because there are fewer online music stores from which music can be purchased, said Mr Burmaster.
“The whole ethos behind the internet is about open access and for people already online, being able to access music from a variety of sources is important,” he said.