Verizon’s Plan To Turn the Web Into Pay-Per-View – Slashdot
Verizon is Evil, and is trying to take away the Internet. Verizon’s Plan To Turn the Web Into Pay-Per-View – Slashdot.
Too Many Linux Distros? And Does Progress Justify Injustice?
Are there too many Linux distros? Michael Dominick, in Episode 23 of Coder Radio clearly says that there are too many distros. This is not a fresh dilema, and I’ve written about it in the past. It is a basic point: in any community where proficiency is valued and lumber is free, you will never…
GDP and Happiness (NYT)
We need gross domestic happiness.
Bike Shed Ideas?
My office is exploring the possibility of a free standing structure in the parking lot for bike parking. If you’ve been part of such a project, I’d love to hear from you (comment, email or facebook). This structure would want to hold six bikes, have cable locks, and a structure. Probably both the options for…
Programming with peoples names is tuff
Falsehoods programmers believe about names. Yeah, the simplest things can be the most difficult.
Economics of Coal
Coal Economics. Also, if a normal person wants less pollution and a quieter neighborhood…they are now considered religious fanatics by the coal industry.
This is a great summary of the economic benefits to bicycling.
Typical Industrialist Marginalization
Are Apple Stores, like WallMart, just Dickensian work-houses? Really tough to sell an upscale product when your floor staff openly resent their employer. http://www.alternet.org/economy/151465/mac_stores_tell_workers%2C_instead_of_giving_you_health_care%2C_working_for_apple_%27should_be_looked_at_as_an_experience%27/
Would girl marketed video games bolster women in tech by 2034?
We need to get girls interested in computing by first grade. By fifth grade, it’s game over. Computing has an image crisis.
Coal trains won’t bring in 1bn to Bham
Coal doesn’t help the tourist and bike economy. http://www.grist.org/biking/2011-06-06-the-grand-tour-how-bike-tourism-helps-local-economies