We used to say we were brothers or cousins when we could get away with it. Now John Dancy-Jones, teacher, papermaker, bookmaker (of the honest sort), artist and arts supporter, is featured in a long profile in the News and Observer. The article is good and long overdue. There are few like John D-J and we need many more.
UPDATE: John is working on a blog-to-book project called: The Natural History of Raleigh. You can learn a good deal of the secret natural areas of Raleigh there as well as the plants and animals found around town. John especially loves and can usually find turtles.
Nalts offers to tell you “How to Become Popular on YouTube (Without Any Talent)” Yes, it’s free and worth every penny. He should know he did the hidden fart machine video — and a number of other really funny pieces. TechCrunch reports it this way.
Matt Asay of CNet interviews new Red Hat (RHT) CEO Jim Whitehurst and learns that JW must have “a mission” Not necessarily a space-related mission nor a monastic one, it seems.
In related news, Matt skewers the increasingly irrelevant Jaron Lanier and praises Dave Weinberger in an article on “The proprietary problem with innovation and scale”