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YouTube Home To Fevered Political Clips

Rhetoric surrounding the mid-term elections is getting more fevered, if a YouTube clip from Hollywood producer and director David Zucker is any measure. According to the Drudge Report, Zucker’s 30-second clip "was intended to be used by GOP organizations in the closing weeks of the 2006 campaign." However, Drudge breathlessly tells us that "GOP strategists […]


Pew: It’s A Gibson, Stephanson World

Pew has released a report, Future of the Internet II, where futurists (742 of them) imagine what the world will be like in 2020. (tip) That world was envisioned by William Gibson and Neal Stephanson (as well as P.K. Dick) decades ago. From the web and report summary (pdf): Human control over technology: [A] significant […]


“Open Source” Vetting

In a way, the hoopla over Harvard sophomore Kaavya Viswanathan, 19, is testimony to the power of "open source" philosophy. We’re not talking about software — Viswanathan’s product was a novel — and the community is loosely defined as "readers connected with Internet technology." But the result is not unlike what happens when a jointly […]