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Hard Rock goes to the Indians

Paul, · Categories: Amusements, General

Err. Make that Native Americans. Specifically the Seminole tribe of Florida (the only tribe/nation not officially at peace with the USA).

At any rate, the wars continue. The unconquered and unconquerable Seminoles, who are very big in gambling, have bought the Hard Rock Cafe chain (reports BBC). This purchase puts the Seminole footprint in over 45 other nations (ones that have HRCs).

0/0 = BBC Story and lots of comments

Paul, · Categories: Amusements, General, News of News

BBC has a feature on Dr. James Anderson’s solution to the dividing by zero problem in math. The story is one of definitions in large part, but the number of comments engendered by the story and the debate contained in those comments is a story in itself. Yes, Anderson participates too.

Great read. Especially if you don’t stop at the story but get into the comments.

danah boyd on “Friends, friendsters, and top 8″ in First Monday

Paul, · Categories: General, Virtual Communities

Reminding myself and telling you to read the just posted First Monday article by danah boyd, “Friends, friendsters, and top 8: Writing community into being on social network sites.”