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Museum Association Exhibition 2007

Friday, September 28th, 2007

In Glasgow. October 22nd and 23rd. I’m looking forward to:
Cybermuseology: conveying culture
Are new technologies useful tools for conveying culture? If you want to find out more about innovative solutions to disseminate knowledge related to collections, then this seminar is for you. Speakers will focus on online interactive applications to show how to convey collections […]

Texas Bar Circle

Friday, September 28th, 2007

Social networking, just for Texas lawyers.
I got an invite to join Texas Bar Circle from the State Bar of Texas, of which I am a member.
The service is a product of affinitycircles.com The invite states:
The State Bar of Texas is excited to introduce Texas Bar Circle, a new networking tool. Texas Bar Circle is a […]

Separating out the elections in Scotland

Friday, August 31st, 2007

After the numerous mistakes and spoiled ballots (140,000 of them) that happened this spring in the Scottish elections, Scottish council umbrella group Cosla has called to separate out the local council elections from the elections for Scottish Parliament.
[Via the BBC]
The Open Rights Group observed and reported on the elections and concluded that they could not […]

iPods for MPs?

Tuesday, April 3rd, 2007

Via IPackets, IPac’s newsletter had this about their ‘Your Senator Needs an iPod’ campaign:
~ iPods Galore
A year ago, IPac launched the “Your Senator Needs an iPod”
campaign to educate legislators about the value of balanced
information policy (IP). Supporters like you helped raise enough
money to send free culture-laden iPods to over a dozen Senators,
and the effort […]

Providing free WiFi from closed networks

Friday, February 9th, 2007

Via Boing Boing, the WiFi Liberator is:
…an open-source toolkit for a laptop computer that enables its user to “liberate” pay-per-use wireless networks and create a free, open node that anyone can connect to for Internet access. [Link].
The idea is that one person pays for use, and then shares that connection with others.
This is an area […]

From Japanese YouTube to Posner on Wikipedia

Friday, February 2nd, 2007

Been busy for the past few days working on materials for the Free Trade Project. Check out the latest posts at the blog. Here are some of the links and news that I’ve been reading for the week.
YouTube is talking to Japanese content owners over copyright licensing. Many Japanese publishers had complained this fall about […]

Wii launches news channel…

Saturday, January 27th, 2007

…in an attempt to get users to turn on their consoles more often. Basically it is a feed sent to the console via the internet –Nintendo is introducing a browser as well. Are we in for another round of that great tech buzz word ‘convergence’?

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