Archive for March, 2008

How to use tagging in WordPress 2.3 | Gary Burge

Sunday, March 23rd, 2008

How to use tagging in WordPress 2.3 | Gary Burge

More on Free Copying and Levies

Wednesday, March 19th, 2008

Michael Geist has reported briefly on the defense by SAC of its proposal for an internet levy to compensate copyright holders for legalization of file sharing. But what I really want to link to is the first comment following Michael’s report which I believe does a good job of making the case against such levies. I am also glad to see that Ariel Katz seems at least to be aware of some of the very real concerns. This is a point on which Geist sometimes seem to be blinded by his admirable desire to provide a system with full and free flow of information and content. The goal of giving people true ownership of what they purchase is a good one, but having that ownership paid for by granting Letters of Marque for extortion from uninterested third parties is NOT a fair solution.

The Hyberbolic Crochet Coral Reef Project

Wednesday, March 5th, 2008

“Holding theorems in their hands” is a blog post about the Hyperbolic Crochet Coral Reef Project. It’s a wonderful story about collaboration on many levels and across many interest groups – and with beautiful images to boot. I saw it via Stephen Downes.