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Category Archives: Digital Commons

Bridging the Digital Divide with $150 laptops

Its all too easy to see why this commendable initiative is being derided by MS and Intel – it doesn’t use Windows and runs in competition with their attempts to … Continue reading

3 December, 2006 · Leave a comment

Iranian cyberactivism: welcome to weblogistan

Many thanks to our good Iranian friend Homeyra for pointing out this fascinating article on a research project on Iran’s webloggers in Global Voices online. With more than two-thirds (2/3) … Continue reading

9 November, 2006 · Leave a comment

Kerala logs Microsoft out

The remarkable southern Indian state of Kerala does it again. It has banned Coke and Pepsi and now is pursuing a policy of preference for Linux over proprietary software, amongst … Continue reading

27 October, 2006 · Leave a comment

Against An Imperial Internet

by Bill Moyers and Scott Fogdall | TomPaine | 16 October 2006 It was said that all roads led to Rome. However exaggerated, the image is imprinted in our imagination, … Continue reading

20 October, 2006 · Leave a comment

Timely Reminders

"Those who crusade, not for God in themselves, but against the devil in others, never succeed in making the world better, but leave it either as it was, or sometimes perceptibly worse than what it was, before the crusade began. By thinking primarily of evil we tend, however excellent our intentions, to create occasions for evil to manifest itself."
-- Aldous Huxley

"The only war that matters is the war against the imagination. All others are subsumed by it."
-- Diane DiPrima, "Rant", from Pieces of a Song.

"It is difficult
to get the news from poems
yet men die miserably every day
for lack
of what is found there"
-- William Carlos Williams, "Asphodel, That Greeny Flower"