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Why We Need An Open Wireless Movement | Electronic Frontier Foundation

2011 Apr 27, 2:23"The gradual disappearance of open wireless networks is a tragedy of the commons, with a confusing twist of privacy and security debate. This essay explains why the progressive locking of wireless networks is harmful — for convenience, for privacy and for efficient use of the electromagnetic spectrum."PermalinkCommentslaw eff wireless internet technical privacy security

Buzz by Mark Pilgrim from Buzz

2010 Mar 11, 3:33"The headers and captions on http://diveintohtml5.org/ use an open source font called "Essays 1743." The creator of that font was looking for a tutorial on HTML5, came across my site, and was pleasantly surprised to see his own work on prominent display. He now wants to update his font to include stylistically appropriate Unicode arrows, which I will then use with my captions.

The internet is awesome. It's so wonderfully intertwingled."PermalinkCommentshtml html5 mark-pilgrim font technical

McSweeney's Internet Tendency: It's Decorative Gourd Season, Motherf*rs.

2009 Oct 27, 6:16It's Decorative Gourd Season, Motherf*rs, By COLIN NISSANPermalinkCommentshumor satire halloween gourd pumpkin fall essay

Joho the Blog » Larry Lessig: Beyond Transparency, and Net Triumphalism

2009 Oct 20, 8:41David Weinberger on Larry Lessig's Transparency essay with links to others' responses as well.PermalinkCommentslawrence-lessig government politics transparent david-weinberger

Against Transparency | The New Republic

2009 Oct 20, 8:24Against Transparency - The perils of openness in government. - Lawrence Lessig - October 9, 2009PermalinkCommentslawrence-lessig transparent government essay privacy politics

You know the name, but just who were the Luddites? - Ars Technica

2009 Oct 5, 8:44Brief history of the Luddites. "Are we all Luddites now? ... If you are reading this essay on your laptop or iPhone, chances are that you aren't an unemployed weaver staring starvation in the face." Also: "The Luddites didn't oppose technology; they opposed the sudden collapse of their industry, which they blamed in part on new weaving machines." So the TV and newspaper associations and Rupert Murdoch are Luddites.PermalinkCommentshistory technology luddite

JOHO -February 4, 2008

2009 Aug 26, 2:30"Being fair is not enough. In fact, sometimes what's fair is wrong precisely because it's fair. Oooh! A seeming paradox! One of the top three rhetorical forms for essays!"PermalinkCommentstechnical internet david-weinberger net-neutrality web fair

Simon Pegg on why the undead should never be allowed to run | Film | The Guardian

2009 Jul 14, 8:26"...the zombie trumps all by personifying our deepest fear: death. Zombies are our destiny writ large. Slow and steady in their approach, weak, clumsy, often absurd, the zombie relentlessly closes in, unstoppable, intractable."PermalinkCommentshumor tv zombie horror film simon-pegg essay culture

A Reporter at Large: Atomic John: Reporting and Essays: The New Yorker

2008 Dec 29, 2:20"But the most accurate account of the bomb's inner workings-an unnervingly detailed reconstruction, based on old photographs and documents-has been written by a sixty-one-year-old truck driver from Waukesha, Wisconsin, named John Coster-Mullen, who was once a commercial photographer, and has never received a college degree."PermalinkCommentsvia:swannman bomb atom-bomb atomic-bomb history goverment nuclear physics security research science

Best Esquire Magazine Stories - Top Articles in History of Journalism - Esquire

2008 Nov 22, 5:59"Five years ago, we named 'Frank Sinatra Has a Cold,' by Gay Talese, the greatest story Esquire ever published. Here, as we close out our 75th anniversary celebration, are the top seven, with several republished online in their entirety for the first time ever."PermalinkCommentsvia:swannman esquire article essay humor

The Roots: The Roots To Be Jimmy Fallon's Band; We Are Old And Sad

2008 Nov 17, 4:20"...he said that The Roots were retiring from touring in order to become the house band for Jimmy Fallon when he takes over Conan O'Brien's late night show next year. But that video was quickly pulled, so everyone has been scrambling to find out whether this apocalyptic... thing is actually true. NBC has no official comment, but we hear that it probably is. Essaywhuman?!!!??! This is one of those things that proves you're getting old."PermalinkCommentsvia:ethan_t_hein tv the-roots music

Our Local Correspondents: Up and Then Down: Reporting & Essays: The New Yorker

2008 Sep 8, 11:40"Up and Then Down: The lives of elevators. by Nick Paumgarten". A story on elevators, the people behind them, elevator mishaps, etc. Interesting article.PermalinkCommentsarticle elevator history design newyorker

How to Build a Universe That Doesn't Fall Apart Two Days Later

2008 Jul 3, 1:32"Finally he cut the tape entirely, whereupon the world disappeared. However, it also disappeared for the other characters in the story... which makes no sense, if you think about it." That's what I thought when I read that storyPermalinkCommentsarticle essay fiction scifi philip-k-dick via:mach3

Richard Feynman and the Connection Machine

2008 May 30, 10:52'"Richard Feynman reporting for duty. OK, boss, what's my assignment?" The assembled group of not-quite-graduated MIT students was astounded.... So we sent him out to buy some office supplies.'PermalinkCommentshistory richard-feynman programming computer article essay technology physics science via:swannman

DNA/How to Stop Worrying and Learn to Love the Internet

2008 Apr 30, 10:48"anything that gets invented after you're thirty is against the natural order of things and the beginning of the end of civilisation as we know it until it's been around for about ten years when it gradually turns out to be alright really."PermalinkCommentsvia:ethan_t_hein history internet douglas-adams article essay

The Roots of Lisp

2007 Aug 7, 12:28Paul Graham's essay on the roots of the programming language Lisp.PermalinkCommentslisp essay language programming software article history paul-graham

The Coming Technological Singularity

2007 Jun 17, 10:40FTA: "Let an ultraintelligent machine be defined as a machine that can far surpass all the intellectual activities of any any man however clever. Since the design of machines is one of these intellectual activities, an ultraintelligent machine could dePermalinkCommentsai article human intelligence internet philosophy evolution essay scifi technology science future singularity

Stefano's Linotype ~ Folksologies: de-idealizing ontologies

2007 Feb 12, 5:20Another article on folksonomy, tagging, and ontologies found via Sir TBL's article.PermalinkCommentsarticle blog essay folksonomy information language metadata ontology social tag tagging semanticweb

A New Sith, or Revenge of the Hope

2007 Jan 22, 7:06Essay putting Chewie and R2D2 as key figures of the Rebel Alliance. Reconsidering ep 4 in light of 1-3. Its easy to put words in the mouth of the characters we can't understand.PermalinkCommentsstarwars movies analysis humor essay article nerd nerds scifi

The World As I See It - Einstein

2006 Dec 23, 11:51PermalinkCommentsarticle essay read einstein
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