It’s been less than a week since the death of EFF co-founder, cowboy poet, Grateful Dead lyricist and Mayor of the Internet John Perry Barlow died, and he’s already sorely missed. But Barlow was an open access advocate before that was a thing, and the archive of his work at the Internet Archive is full of what Bruce Sterling calls “a lot of weird, flaky, broke-the-mold stuff.”
A pair of researchers from Toronto’s storied Citizen Lab (previously) have written an eye-opening editorial and call to action on the ways that repressive states have used the internet to attack dissidents, human rights advocates and political oppositions — and how the information security community and tech companies have left these people vulnerable.
Anil Dash’s third law holds that “Three things never work: Voice chat, printers and projectors.” But Joshua Rothman’s long, fascinating, even poetic profile of the Xerox engineers who work on paper-path process improvements is such a bit of hard-science whimsy that it almost makes me forgive every hour I’ve spent swearing over jammed paper.
Matthew Dessem’s I Am the Very Model of a New York Times Contrarian is a zeitgeisty bit of doggerel that neatly sums up many of my frustrations reading the Grey Lady, stretching all the way back to the paper’s shameful sell-job for George W Bush’s disastrous Iraq invasion.
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Sound financial understanding doesn’t come to all of us naturally. And, even if you’re not interested in pursuing a career as a Wall Street investor, knowing the essentials of accounting, investing, and the like can net you a host of advantages in your professional and personal lives. The eduCBA Finance & Investments Lifetime Subscription Bundle is […]
Stock audio assets aren’t necessarily the easiest things to come by, and many a designer have been left marred by the steep prices and potential hidden fees that can come with purchasing assets online. However, that’s not to say you’re out of luck. The StockUnlimited Audio Library nets users an unlimited allotment of downloads for premium, […]
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