I got tired of my bookmarks always building up until they reached the point where they were too big to fit in one screen, and then my switching computers or Linux distros and leaving those bookmarks behind, only for them to build up again…
Therefore I got an account on this awesome social bookmarking website, del.icio.us! I like it a lot already, I’ve subscribed to my friend Andy Smith‘s del.icio.us bookmarks.
Incidentally, this is a great experiment in collecting metadata for links, just as the ESP Game attempts to collect metadata for images.
You should pre-order this book, because I’m quoted in it in multiple
Freedom of Expression (R) : Overzealous Copyright Bozos and Other
Enemies of Creativity
by Kembrew McLeod
Amazon link: http://tinyurl.com/6kcpj
hey, just an update on the book. it’ll be out in wide distribution
through doubleday/random house on feb 15, and you ended up being
mentioned and quoted three times, in three chapters (ch. 4: free
culture & barbie in a blender; ch. 5: diebold; ch. 6: free software,
Kembrew interviewed me during the Knowledge Held Hostage conference, and he seemed pretty cool. He gets bonus points for trademarking “freedom of expression”.
And I get quoted!
Diebold Coughs Up Cash in Copyright Case!
It’s always nice when papers just print your press release verbatim… what disturbs me is the thought that perhaps papers carry verbatim press releases from less scrupulous people and treat them as stories written by reporters. What does “By IPR” in this article mean? Whoever IPR is, I don’t think they wrote the EFF’s press release. I’m stumped. It appears that they’ve basically subscribed to the EFF’s press release page, which is awesome, because these issues never receive as much mainstream attention as they ought to. I guess we must just have an EFF supporter on the newspaper staff in Millinocket, ME.
I’m never sure which blog I should post to about news articles. This article mentions and links to FreeCulture.org… should it go on the Free Culture Blog? It’s about Diebold, should it go on the SCDC livejournal? I’ve decided that since today’s article mostly consists of an interview with me, and it has a pretty picture of me in Swarthmore’s library, it’s more about me than anything else and should go on my blog.
So check out the latest article in the Philadelphia Inquirer, Students win court ruling – along with measure of fame. Sadly, it’s one of those annoying news sites that requires registration. Happily, there is a site, bugmenot.com, which, if you type in the URL of the registration page, will provide a username and password to log in with that some kind user has donated, to save you the pain of going through the whole registration process yourself. Even more happily, there is an BugMeNot extension for Mozilla Firefox that will automatically fill in one of these user/pass combos when it comes across a registration page, which means that you can breeze through thousands of annoying registration-requiring news sites without giving away all your private info (or taking the time to invent a fake identity). Yet another reason open source software rocks!
Update: The Washington Post also mentioned our suit, in a difficult to link to page called Electronic Voting: the latest news. Look for us under “October 13, The Philadelphia Inquirer profiled Nelson Pavlosky”…
Is there any better place to toot my own horn than on my blog? Until I find a better place to exercise my bragging rights, check out this 3m25s clip from NPR’s All Things Considered about our victory in the Diebold case. I get to say about 3 sentences, but they are fun sentences 🙂 It’s very flattering to share airtime with Wendy Seltzer from the EFF, John Zittrain from Harvard, etc…. I’m not worthy! I’m not worthy! Seriously, all of the credit for this victory goes to our lawyers, especially Jennifer Granick and Cindy Cohn, they rock the house. If you see them, tell them that I gave them mad props.