Red Hat Magazine has a great 8.5 minute video posted about India and Intellectual Property in the context of the Owning the Future Symposium posted. Here. Well worth 8.5 minutes of your attention.
Archive for the “Information Commons” Category
Information Commons, Copyright, Censorship and/or withdrawal of public information, Libraries: Digital and other
Jan 11 2007
Jan 04 2007
Following on Fred’s post and the comments there, Rick traced Google’s purchase of Skia, a local start up, and with some dot-connecting (possibly via The Way Back Machine) to tell us a little about the company.
Protecting Internet Democracy is the title of a very good pro-Net Neutrality in today’s New York Times.
For more on Net Neutrality, see SaveTheInternet.com
And Yes! it will run on WUNC-TV at that time.
Now Wired needs to send at least one of their Science Bloggers to the upcoming Science Bloggers Conference (see below).
Jan 02 2007
As the New Year begins I’ve been writing an annual reportish thing on my wiki. I’ve done some brief, but I hope interesting, stuff so far.
I’ve invited ibiblio contributors and staff and now you to add, expand, correct the wiki and to email me or to leave a comment here if you like with changes. Things left out may be things just not gotten to yet.
Please go ahead and have at it. Our year is also your year.
Dec 28 2006
The Marketplace bit on On Demand Books ran this morning. Running time less that one minute. The show isn’t chopped so you need to listen (carefully) or advance the stream. The books on demand story starts at 3:33. My one sentence is said at about 3:55 in. And the whole books piece is ends at 4:25 (out of a show that runs 8:24).
Dec 27 2006
If you’ve been to any NC Blog events, you are aware of how aware of the web, social networks and blogs John Edwards is. He met with podcasters before Podcastercon, with some folks at ConvergeSouth, with others during danah boyd’s visit here this fall, etc. And those who he hasn’t met, Elizabeth Edwards has met. She is very very internet aware; her book will tell you how and why.
Now on the eve of Edwards’ probable announcement of his run for the 2008 Democratic nomination, Robert Scoble announces that he’s joining the Edwards campaign.
I’ve also heard that Matthew Gross is on the Edwards campaign.
All in all this will make for an interesting net.campaign for 2008. Who will be following Edwards onto the net?
Notes: Steve sends “John Edwards on youtube today announcing he will announce tomorrow [YouTube]“ and the BBC and others have noticed that Edwards’ website accidentally had an announcement of his candidacy up already.
Dec 26 2006
My 15 seconds may be about the first “on demand books” I saw in 2001 – 2002 when Brewster was getting the Internet Bookmobile going with what looks like an early version of the same technologies.
Then some on non-market production and market opportunities
She’s building the story starting from this Fortune Small Business/CNN story.
Dec 24 2006
Jimbo Wales and Wikia announce a Google search competitor, Wikiasari, while Eric Raymond and Rob Landley map out Linux desktop plans for world domination by 2008. At the same time, librarians in Georgia release their F/OSS solution for library management.
Dec 21 2006
One of my favorites is Roger’s version of the Longfellow poem “I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day” which seems appropriate these days. Interestingly Roger recorded this on December 1, 2001.
Dec 19 2006
Our favorite social space and coffee provider is being boarded up and moved out of their/its building for renovations. The Daily Grind was moving into a trailer yesterday. Not even an Airstream (to Don’s disappointment), but a rectangular FEMA trailer or one like you might see at the State Fair or at a, say, steeple chase event (to cover a couple of ends of the social spectrum).
Interestingly enough, we are running into many of the people here that we often see at the Grind — or make that saw at the Grind.
The Grind will reopen in the trailer then in the renovated space. But in the meantime, we’re in mourning.
Dec 17 2006
Time begins: “Person of the Year: You — Yes, you. You control the Information Age. Welcome to your world.”
As long as we have Net Neutrality that will be true.
And JJB points us to a Chrysler advert which gets it right by getting it wrong.
NOTE to pathetic PR employees working for the anti-Net Neutrality duopoly: I won’t allow your obvious spammish links and misleading comments on this blog. In fact I’m more likely to do even more pro-Net Neutrality articles in response to your postings.
Dec 14 2006
The article is the text of a speech Glocer gave at “Globes Media Conference in Tel Aviv on Monday 11 December 2006.” About the talk he says: “It’s about trust in media today, taking into account the growing
Reminds me that when I met Lobsang Wangyal, the Reuters reporter amongst exiled Tibetans, he was most interesting in talking about his newly formed Association of Tibetan Journalists. The Association’s biggest task, he told me, is preparing citizens to be journalists by educating them about strong and respected news practices — values, ethics and skills.
Dec 13 2006
Our Cogent link to Atlanta managed the extra requests easily without going over our limit (in the 500 mbs range). And thanks to Squid caching, our servers easily handled the load.
Overall, a great test of our new datacenter and networking arrangement with NCREN and a big success there for all of us.
Dec 11 2006
Dec 11 2006
ae alerts us to an exhibit and a series of events called “I Raised my Hand to Volunteer: Students Protest in 1960s Chapel Hill” beginning on January 23 with all but the ultimate event in Wilson Library — that last event will be at the Sonja Hayes Stone Center for Black Culture and History, Seminar Room.
Scheduled events include:
Dec 09 2006
That number is 150 (actually 147.8). But wait there’s more.
Looking at behavior of chimps, Dumbar noticed that the “chimps belong to social groups comprising about 50 individuals, but they have only two or three grooming partners.”
Then using the same neocortex measurements and ratios on humans, Dunbar calculated the magic numbers for humans.
“The results were… ~150 for social group size, and ~12 for the more intimate clique size” [or grooming size].
So much for Top 8.
Can online social networks extend the monkeysphere in the same way writing as expanded memory?
That is, do online networks allow an individual to manage and groom relationships of a greater order?
How is this accomplished?
Dec 08 2006
the Social Software Symposium wiki is being updated and annotated by a bunch of UNC folks and David Weinberger has been blogging on his blog here, here and here.
Dec 08 2006
Are tags always nouns or adjectives?