Archive for May, 2007

Online interview with David Weinberger June 6 2 pm.

Thursday, May 31st, 2007

The Online Programming For All Libraries in holding an online interview with David Weinberger on Wednesday, June 6, 2007 at 2 p.m. David will be talking about his book, Everything is Miscellaneous. The program is free, but you have to download a plugin. http://www.opal-online.org/progschrono.htm posted by Rich

One Laptop Per Child News

Thursday, May 31st, 2007

Greetings There’s a One Laptop Per Child Game Jam being held at Olin College in Needham, Massachusetts June 8-10, 2007. The jam is suppose to kick off development of open source games for the OLPC system. For more info:  

Dr. on Trial for Malpractice Blogs Case, Blows It, Settles

Thursday, May 31st, 2007

The Bost Globe carries a front page article about a doctor who is outed as a blogger using a pseudonym during his malpractice trial and has to settle out of court. A pediatrician being sued because of the death of a child wrote several times over the last year about the suit, preparing for the […]

Kids’ Views on the Book Controversy Surrounding The Higher Power of Lucky

Wednesday, May 30th, 2007

Weekend America did a piece in February about the controversial book The Higher Power of Lucky. Some parents don’t want their kids reading it because of a scene at the beginning where a snake bites a dog in the scrotum. Julia Barton interviews some children about the book and the word. It’s a good reminder […]

“And she kicks all the spammers.”

Tuesday, May 29th, 2007

Some light listening for hectic times: a tribute to a channel bot: Anna Bot another bit from a coworker

Ignite Boston, Thurs., 5/31

Monday, May 28th, 2007

The publisher O’Reilly is hosting a geek networking event called Ignite Boston Thursday night, May 31, from 6-10 p, at Tommy Doyle’s in Harvard Square. Scott Berkun, author of The Myths of Innovation, will give a keynote talk. Many other people will give brief presentations about various topics. RSVP encouraged.

Some Massachusetts Libraries Dealing with Tough Budget Cuts

Sunday, May 27th, 2007

Starting with the Whitinsville Social Library in Northbridge, Massachusetts, The Boston Globe tells the tales of several libraries in tough straits after budget cuts in this front page article. “‘A library in a town is really the center of literacy,’ said John Rauth , chairman of the board of trustees of the Whitinsville Social Library. […]

sj has one othe new OLPC machines at the Free Culture Conference.

Saturday, May 26th, 2007

(That should get one of you off the couch and here.)

National Free Culture Conference, 5/26, Harvard Law School

Friday, May 25th, 2007

The National Free Culture Conference happens at Harvard Law School on Saturday, May 26. Registration is free and it probably should have been in advance. Addendum 5/26: Free culture in the sense of this conference and organization deals with free software, movements against digital rights management, the dream to be able to share software and […]

reCAPTCHA: a Captcha that Helps Digitize Books

Thursday, May 24th, 2007

You’ve probably encountered a captcha by now: a form on the Web that presents an image and asks you to type some text from the image into a blank or asks you a question about the image. You might encounter them before writing a comment on someone’s weblog, sending an e-mail, or partaking in a […]