“I don’t believe in this fairy tale of staying together for ever. Ten years with somebody is enough.” Who said it?
Nota Bene #116: Long Live Elena Pavlichenko
“I think women rule the world and that no man has ever done anything that a woman either hasn’t allowed him to do or encouraged him to do.” Who said it?
Reader Roundtable: what's the greatest technology of all time?
Scholars & Rogues wants to know: what do you think is the greatest technology in human history? Before you answer, what do we mean by “technology”? I think we all have sort […]
Staking out the (astro)turf in battles over electronic voting
By Martin Bosworth Earlier this month, the Information Technology & Innovation Foundation (ITIF), a self-proclaimed “nonpartisan think tank,” released a policy statement opposing the usage of paper audit trails for electronic voting […]
FCC wireless auction: Google wins, AT&T wins, Americans lose
By Martin Bosworth Today the FCC set its guidelines for how the newly available wireless spectrum frequencies are to be auctioned. In a nutshell, the FCC agreed that networks built on the […]
Basic principles for building America’s Internet future
By Martin Bosworth Crossposted at Open Left. Senator Dick Durbin has begun a several-night series of conversations with the blogosphere on how to build a set of principles for improving American broadband […]
The tragedy of innovation: how brilliant ideas are criminalised
“This push for a so-called “green revolution” or “gene revolution” is being done once again under the guise of solving hunger in Africa. Chemical-intensive agriculture is, however, already known to be outmoded. […]