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Last Build Date: Wed, 27 Jul 2005 02:57:08 GMT

Copyright: Copyright 2005 David Douglas
 



Moving Day...

Sun, 12 Jun 2005 00:19:50 GMT

I'm moving my blog to my website. Please switch to that - there won't be any new posts here. Cheers, Dave



"Censorship" Bill Lifts Ban on Speech

Wed, 18 May 2005 04:53:22 GMT

Good review of the Family Movie Act by Ed Felten. The Act is poorly named, as it opens up the law for a variety of modifications to movies, not just taking out "inappropriate" parts.

(Via Freedom to Tinker.)




Flight Sim

Sat, 16 Apr 2005 12:57:30 GMT

X-Plane - a very cool looking, realistic flight simulator.




Open Source License Summary

Sat, 16 Apr 2005 12:50:04 GMT

There's lots of noise on the wires about Sun's choice of CDDL (a Mozilla-style license). Simon Phipps In five years...

Tue, 12 Apr 2005 00:56:32 GMT

Very humorous observation about the point in the future where people will suspend belief about what's possible. Danny Hillis always used to say that the 21st century was the future, but it got closer and closer as the 20th drew to a close.




Quote of the Day

Wed, 16 Mar 2005 21:09:40 GMT

Via Spencer Katt, attributed to Chris Maden: "XML is like violence: If it doesn't solve your problem, you aren't using enough of it."




Bruce Sterling Lite

Wed, 16 Mar 2005 02:37:36 GMT

David Isenberg excerpts a very interesting segment from a recent Bruce Sterling article.




Lessig limits his publishing

Wed, 16 Mar 2005 02:36:02 GMT

Lessig says he won't publish under a restrictive copyright license again.




Social Physics

Sun, 13 Mar 2005 22:03:23 GMT

From Clay Shirky: "Fascinating new effort called Social Physics..."




Forecast for Infotech Policy in the New Congress

Sun, 13 Mar 2005 22:03:10 GMT

Ed Felten summarizes:

"Cameron Wilson, Director of the ACM Public Policy Office in Washington, looks at changes (made already or widely reported) in the new Congress and what they tell us about likely legislative action. (He co-writes the ACM U.S. Public Policy Blog, which is quite good.)

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Why Wikipedia might keep working...

Sun, 13 Mar 2005 22:02:50 GMT

A good analysis of why Wikipedia et al might continue to work, even under various attacks and criticism: First Two Laws of Commons-Based Peer Production (Ross Mayfield)




Appcasting

Sun, 13 Mar 2005 22:02:35 GMT

Fraser Speirs: "Appcasting is the practice of using the enclosure feature of RSS 2.0 feeds to deliver updates and release notes for new software applications."

(Via ranchero.com.)