Archive for March, 2008

Elumenati and old buddy David McConville gets great Wired Blog attention at SXSW with the Elumenati Dome.

Napoleon Byars, my J-School colleague and former Air Force officer, has an opinion piece in The News & Observer today on the federal government’s effort to further restrict access to information called “Point of View: A move to seal up more information.”

Fred Stutzman
will be speaking at David Silver‘s Davies Forum: Digital Literacy at the University of San Francisco this Thursday March 13.

No sooner than I publish a little seven line poem about my friends the Seven Deadly Sins, than that Vatican names Seven New Ones! All this time, I thought Elvis Costello was right to sing “There’s no such thing as an original sin.” [list from our friends a Boing Boing]

Friends at the North Carolina Writers’ Network announce their new Joomla-powered website which is mucho more beautious and mucho more interactive. Nicki Leone did a bang up job on it from start to finish.

Friends from a distance, Will It Blend and Seth Godin, unite to make meaty and vegan Meatball Sundaes in honor of Seth’s new book.

Paul Wolfowitz tried to stick a friend of friend Dave.OfMassDistruction’s with his breakfast tab in Rwanda. Dave later got booked on the same flight home as Wolfie.

ibiblio, Eldritch Press, Nathaniel Hawthorne and the Salem Witches get some press love in “Salem Witch Judge and The Puritan Mind”

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I promised @arsepoetica that I would repost my twitter entries that included links and the like from Web Wise 2008 this past week. Here goes:

More extensive notes at the National Trust Historic Sites blog by Max van Balgooy

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Don and Simon were in CA at Archive.org for the Spring 2008 Open Library Developers conference. Alexis has made a site about the meeting with videos and pictures including one that proves that Simon and Don were there and in good form.

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I’m off tomorrow to Miami for the Web Wise 08 conference put on by the Institute of Museum and Library Services (funders of Folkstreams.net amongst other projects). I’ll be speaking on Thursday in the “Power of the Users” section going through 12 slides in 15 minutes. Almost fast enough to qualify as an animation. One of the treats will be a reception at the Wolfsonian Museum right down the street from where I’ll be staying on South Beach.

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I’m asking you.

Just talked to a job candidate, who must remain nameless for now, whose work is involved in looking into who publishes in Open Access journals and who doesn’t and why? This got me to thinking of the various factors that academics weigh when deciding where to publish an article (also part of his work) and what kinds of things can be done to influence those choices.

Ideas?

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Leeks, daffodils, dragons, Super Furry Animals, Torchwood, and the poetry of Dafydd ap Gwilym! Yes it’s St David’s Day

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