I made it to newark airport… My only hangup of course is that is did something to my back yesterday afternoon and basically haven’t slept much, but eh, that only caused me to walk up and down 34th street for 10-15 minutes wondering where the heck the penn station door was, because I’d never been […]
IST Results – Do ICTs improve our lives?: The projectâ€™s final report reveals that many of the assumptions about ICTs and their advantages or disadvantages are not entirely accurate. We assume, for example, that computer skills improve our chances to find a new job, with an estimate of 60 percent of existing jobs and 90 […]
Net Neutrality Song: A new, downloadable song by Kay Hanley, Jill Sobule, and Michelle Lewis in favor of net neutrality. Nice, but the chorus sounds too much like it’s going to be “Hey Mr. Tambourine Man.” And coming on the heels of this gloomy analysis of the congressional vote — heck, they even got Alcee […]
UNESCO’s Basic Texts on the Information Society: Article 1 of UNESCO’s Constitution states that it will “collaborate in the work of advancing the mutual knowledge and understanding of peoples, through all means of mass communication and to that end recommend such international agreements as may be necessary to promote the free flow of ideas by […]
snubster – beta: the snubster differenceAren’t you tired of all of those people out there trying to grab all of these fake friends online? It’s all about how many people can I pretend to be friends with to make myself feel better. Welcome to a better way at snubster. —- solid.
Wow, that’s creepy: install a grid of little cameras on the ceiling of their stores that can track people as they walk around the store, starting from when they walk in the door until they leave. The grid would be self-organizing, adjacent cameras talking to each other and handing off trackees to each other. It […]
bridges.org: ComparisonStudy of Free/Open Source and Proprietary Software in an AfricanContext: Implementation and Policy-making to Optimise Community Accessto ICT The SoftwareComparison research project providesthe needed background information and advice topeople who want to makesound software choices for public computer labs in Africa.Thefinal report represents the first comprehensive analysis of softwarechoicesin the African public-access context. The […]
i4donline.net ~ News Archive: The International Open Source Network, an initiative of the United Nations Development Programme, has produced a 48-page primer on ‘Free/Open Source Software and Education’, which is now available for free public download. The primer is intended to help policy-makers and decision-makers understand the potential use of Free and Open Source Software […]