Information Should Be Free

Mark Guzdial makes the point teachers add value to the learning process. Normally, I would agree. However, I got hung up on a misquote from a Walter Isaacson article How to Save Your Newspaper in TIME offering micropayments as the solution to newspapers finding a working model to survive since advertisements are not the right one. Mark said it… Continue reading Information Should Be Free

Creative Commons

I’ve been thinking about going back through my Flickr photos and releasing some of them under an attribute CC license. Previously, the photo on the left was picked to represent Sir Harold Kroto by someone on Wikipedia partly because it was available under a CC license. (Wow… It still is?) The quandary is more what… Continue reading Creative Commons

CC License For No Political Use?

Its interesting… Rob of Blue Sunbelt is using one of my photos to represent Georgia. It is one of my favorite photos of Grassy Pond near the Georgia-Florida border. My first thought was actually, “There is non-commercial use for Creative Commons. Why not a non-political use?” Not that it would have helped. This particular photo… Continue reading CC License For No Political Use?

RE 2007: USG Digital Content Repositories: Resources to Share

Digital Library of Georgia 60 different libraries and content providers digitizing content, available in various browsing and search options really impressive historical record widely dispersed Civil Rights Digital Library 65 institutions web access to 25 hours of news photage. Alternative Media Access Center Some publishers 9 times out of 10 provide an electronic copy. In… Continue reading RE 2007: USG Digital Content Repositories: Resources to Share

Sniff Tests

As Dvorak points out, BitTorrent is the largest single protocol. The Web’s HTTP barely counts compared to BitTorrent and the other P2P protocols. That’s a heck of a lot of traffic—as any network administrator knows—and having it increased with crapware is not good news. In addition, some anti-virus and anti-spyware programs don’t look at Torrents… Continue reading Sniff Tests