Ultimately, we should ask ourselves: if we drop more bombs on more Muslim...– Glenn Greenwald - Salon.com
As dumb as our political discourse typically is, it gets dumber by many...– Terrorism - Salon.com I’d say this is true not only for the US but for many other (Western) countries too.
President Obama, It's Time To Fire the TSA -... →
Joel Johnson is so right on all of this. There has to be an end to this theater. Otherwise we’ll end up on the airplane naked, sedated and tied to our seats after a seven hour search, interrogation, quarantine and full body CT at the airport.
I am white, but I am more African than any black person who was raised in...– From 100 questions at dropping knowledge
Laurence Lessig at dropping knowledge on the change from copyright to copyLeft.
Nexus One Specs Revealed, but Here’s the Real... →
If Google really integrate Google Voice, Google Talk and Gizmo they might take a shot at the big telcos. The question remains whether the telcos wouldn’t fight back by blocking VOIP on their networks. Telcos earn a lot from cellular voice plans and those plans lock in customers for two sometimes even three years. They won’t be reduced to mere bandwidth providers without a fight for...
Google Nexus One Hands On - Nexus one - Gizmodo →
If the Nexus One is as good as all the early reports say I’ll definitely get one to replace my Droid/Milestone. The Motorola handset is not bad but HTC does a better job, I think.
Android and media aren’t really the greatest of bedfellows these days– Motorola Milestone review from TechRadar UK’s expert reviews of Mobile phones
Charlie's Diary: Gadget Patrol: 21st century phone →
Interesting take on the future of mobile phones with a focus on Google’s role in this field.
The Motorola Milestone, aka Droid, seems to be in short supply in Germany where I bought my unit. When I got it in mid November it was available online for short periods and then sold out again. This smartphone still is a phone mostly gadget nerds will get, and smartphones themselves are not a product for the majority of consumers yet. Well, I only found few people posting in Android or mobile...
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Just made my annual donation to Wikimedia. Between the years I will have to have a look at the entries I wrote and see that they are up to date. Wikipedia has become a pillar of the internet. Knowledge has become accessible to more people than ever before. Students of low income families wh o never had reference works at home can now check facts and do research. Wikipedia democratized knowledge....
EtherPad Responds to User Demand: Service Restored →
Google should keept EtherPad going because right now Google Wave is no substitute. EtherPad can be used without a Google account and it is much easier to use. It’s a great tool for education. Students can easily collaborate on the creation of texts and more.
Direct Insight debuts SODIMM-sized, ARM-based computer-on-a-module– Engadget In 1990 this would have left me speechless but today, well, today it’s what I expect to happen, what I take for granted. Computers will shrink even further and hardware will become cheaper and cheaper. Costs for raw materials will sink with this shrinkage. Only manufacturing costs...
The sky’s the limit here: Consumers don’t own digital libraries of books, as...– Which Companies Will Win The Battle For The E-Book Consumer? | paidContent There are two sides to this comparison. One of the incentives to buy an mp3 player was that most consumers owned CDs they could rip and or downloaded or share mp3s they could load onto the mp3 player. But with books...