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  • Freedom and the rule of law: fragile and precious

    From Our Comrade The Electron by Maciej Ceglowski: Bad people are using the global surveillance system we built to do something mean! Holy crap! Who could have imagined this? Or when we learn that the American government is reading the email that you send unencrypted to the ad-supported mail service in another country where it…

  • Los Angeles Tech Networking

    For the past year I’ve ramped up my own tech networking. Someone asked on the excellent and long-running Web405 list for places to network a la VIC (Venice Interactive Community) of the old days (late 1990s) and these were the answers: BarCampLA: http://barcampla.org/ Dealmaker LA: http://www.dealmakermedia.com/la.html Digital Family Reunion: http://www.digitalfamilyreunion.net/ Dorkbot: http://dorkbot.org/dorkbotsocal/ ExecTech: http://www.meetup.com/ExecTec/ Geek…


  • How to Dial a Telephone (1927)

    It occurs to me that if rotary telephones were put in back service they’d have to repeat this public service message. You can put your SIM card in a rotary phone, you know. Portable Rotary Phone – Black. And here’s an art piece that represents a USB rotary dialer. If i used VOIP I would…

  • Oh Snap! Cory Doctorow went OFF on Gizmodo!

    …on BoingBoing: Ebook column that gets it all wrong

  • Race to the bottom

    I was in Wal-Mart yesterday. The whole joint is a race to the bottom. How cheap can it be done. We don’t care where. We don’t care who. We don’t consider long term economic benefit or harm. We want the lowest price. So Sassy’s predictions, inasmuch as they focus on cheapness – eliminating staff, outsourcing…

  • Gateway launches campaign for rights in digital music.

    Gateway launches campaign for rights in digital music. This is a good move. I hope other technology companies will take stands like this. Check this Starting Saturday, all 277 Gateway(R) stores will give away CD-R blanks (limit three per customer, while supplies last). This Saturday and Sunday at 4 p.m. local time, all Gateway stores…