Category Archives: tech

Thank you Larry, Thank you Matt, Thank you Google

This is kind of a follow up to my 2007 post, Thank You Cory, Thank You Google. Recently Larry Lessig spoke to Google employees as part of their Talks at Google. He spoke about his recent book, Republic, Lost: How … Continue reading

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Clay Shirky — Defend our freedom to share (or why SOPA is a bad idea)

This my SOPA post. In this 14 min TED talk Clay Shirky fantastically explains why SOPA is a BAD IDEA. SOPA is a proposed US law and I am an Australian, but I felt I should make a post about … Continue reading

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Queensland Floods and the Web

Floods have devastated Queensland and other parts of Australia. The area underwater is greater than France and Germany. At times like these I am always amazed at the great and positive ways how Web 2.0 technologies are used; whether social … Continue reading

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Contemporary and war time photos of St Petersburg merged

via Cory Doctorow on Boing Boing Sergei Larenkov has photoshopped together modern images of St Petersburg with photos taken during the brutal Siege of Leningrad during WWII. Sergei Larenkov’s images. Very powerful and amazing images.

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Broadband for Arnhem Land

From the ABC’s 7:30 report, a good news story about the Broadband Revolution coming to Arnhem Land in the Northern Territory. A fibre optic cable has be laid into Arnhem Land. This is great story in so many ways: The … Continue reading

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ABC (au) Radio National launches Pool

via Boing Boing ABC Radio National has launched Pool: It’s a place to share your creative work with the Pool community and ABC producers – upload music, photos, videos, documentaries, interviews, animations and more. It’s a collaborative space where audiences … Continue reading

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