Why do we continue to tolerate DRM?

The great folks at xkcd sharply summarize the fundamental problem with DRM (digital restrictions management in my view). I continue to be bewildered by the disconnects between the current legal environment, technological reality, and the pragmatic reality of making actual use of digital content. Steal This Comic Steal This ComicMon, 13 Oct 2008 04:00:00 GMT

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Tracing links to insight

An excellent example this morning of the wonderfully organic way that our evolving social and technological environment supports learning and sharing. I checked out Twitter this morning by way of TweetDeck and found this item from Liz Strauss: I trust Liz so I check out Saul Colt on Twitter and go from there to his […]

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Thinking about the larger context

 I found the following very helpful in my continuing efforts to understand global climate change. The Human Hand in Climate Change Kerry Emanuel (whose influential scientific work we’ve discussed here previously) has written a particularly lucid and poignant popular article on climate change for the literary forum “Boston Review”. The article is entitled Phaeton’s Reins: […]

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