Spam is a page of essays on Spam by Paul Graham that are well thought out and reflect the complexity of the problem. I like his comparison of solutions.
Category: Internet Culture and Technology
dodgeit – free. receive-only. email. no set up. rss. This is like the skiprock idea, but better. You can get your e-mail as an RSS feed.
The Frontier and the Internet
The CyberFrontier and America at the Turn of the 21st Century is an article on First Monday that deals with the adaptation of Turner’s ideas about the “frontier” as important to American identity to the Internet. It is interesting how the myth of the frontier played out in ideology for the net.
RIAA and P2P Music
In an article by Fred von Lohmann, the attorney for the Electronic Frontier Foundation, the issue of all the RIAA suits against individuals who are file swapping is discussed. Lohmann, inRIAA’s college lawsuits a wrong answer | CNET News.com, argues that the Digital Millenium Copyright Act of 1998 makes people guilty until proven innocent because organizations can get subpoenas automatically by “merely making allegations of infringement.” (In other words, the federal court issues them automatically without review of a judge or a lawsuit being filed.) Universities are responding to these subpoenas that they don’t know who is responsible for the IP address, since they are assigned dynamically. Thus universities can’t help the RIAA – one wonders if universities are setting up their systems so they cannot know who used the offending IP address to frustrate the RIAA.
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Poster and the Matter with the Internet
Mark Poster – University of California, Irvine has a book out on _What’s the Matter with the Internet_.
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Blogs and Humanities Computikng
Matt Kirschenbaumn has a blog at http://www.otal.umd.edu/~mgk/blog/. Neat stuff.
He also references are report that John Maeda and Katherine Hayles participating on Beyond Productivity.
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What is a Weblog?
Dave Winer (of Userland) has written a piece on What makes a weblog a weblog?
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konspire2b, described here in a slashdot post,A Blog With Unlimited Bandwidth (Beta 1.2), is a peer to peer blog with possibilities for distributed archiving.
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