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January 2010


From The Eponymous Pickle

Open Web of Books

Open Web of Books

A plan to build an open web of books. ' ... The Internet Archive has unveiled their ambitious project called BookServer, which will allow users to find, buy, or borrow digital books from sources all across the web. The system…


From Wild WebMink

links for 2010-01-02

links for 2010-01-02

"The first lesson is that markets are not self-correcting. Indeed, without adequate regulation, they are prone to excess. In 2009, we again saw why Adam…


From The Eponymous Pickle

Cutting the Analog Landlines

Cutting the Analog Landlines

Are we at an end of an era? ' ... AT&T told the FCC that the death of landlines is a matter of when , not if, and asked that a firm deadline be set for pulling the plug ... '


From Schneier on Security

Friday Squid Blogging: Squid Ski Mask

Friday Squid Blogging: Squid Ski Mask

You probably can't walk into a bank wearing this.


From Michael Nielsen

Biweekly links for 01/01/2010

Biweekly links for 01/01/2010

Marginal Revolution: Asteroid Deflection as a Public Good

“In Modern Principles we use asteroid deflection as our example of a public good. Aside from memorability, the example has two virtues as a teaching tool. First, asteroid…


From The Eponymous Pickle

New Evangelism

New Evangelism

Dave Knox relates some good Guy Kawasaki quotes on Evangelism. Also links to Seth Godin's new book available as ebook online: What Matters Now.


From The Eponymous Pickle

Visualizing the Universe

Visualizing the Universe

Visualizing the universe as we know it, emphasizing sheer scale with inspiration from the powers-of-ten view. I like understanding scale, but there is so much more to it. Here on a dark Florida beach, got the chance to appreciate…


From Computer Science Teacher - Thoughts and Information From Alfred Thompson

What Should We Teach Software Developers

What Should We Teach Software Developers

The great thing about having the career and credentials that Bjarne Stroustrup has is that he can talk about the “Emperor’s clothing” with out people saying “you don’t know what you are talking about.” So it was with interest…

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