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Even though the audio refers to this as episode #125, it is actually #126.
Due to a staff shortage, this week's episode is a quickie with a zeitgeist review and a fast miscellany that seems to focus on WikiLeaks.
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SLAW on Library and Archives Canada lacking a digital archival strategy
The Toronto Star on Library and Archives Canada lacking a digital archival strategy
UK Deputy Prime Minister calls for investigation of allegations in WikiLeaks document dump -- Deutsche Welle
120 member task force to protect informants identified in WikiLeaks document dump -- The Voice of America
Almost 400,000 documents dumped by WikiLeaks -- The Register
Submissions to WikiLeaks suspended for now -- WikiLeaks itself
Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki claims WikiLeaks document dump meant to harm his chances of re-election -- The Voice of America
Embarassing confirmations in the document dump -- Instapundit
Generation Y not into texting -- The Register
This week's somewhat (still) delayed episode brings a zeitgeist review, a news miscellany, an essay, and a notice of a possible future event.
WikiLeaks readying new document dump -- AP
No Swedish Green Card for Julian Assange -- Reuters
No Swedish Green Card for Julian Assange -- BBC News
Radio crosses borders that block the Internet -- Radio World
BBC World Service could lose half its staff -- Media Network blog at Radio Netherlands Worldwide
BBC World Service to lose radio dramas in 2011 -- Media Network blog at Radio Netherlands Worldwide
Canon introduces new copier that can selectively block jobs due to keyword recognition -- IT.com.au
German Chancellor Angela Merkel claims multiculturalism has failed in the Federal Republic of Germany -- AP
A tardy tax office imperils Des Plaines libraries -- Chicago Sun Times
Driving directions from ALA national headquarters to Des Plaines city hall
Due to circumstance beyond our control and by decision of the Air Staff of Erie Looking Productions, episode #125 of LISTen: An LISNews.org Podcast shall be delayed in its release until 2130 Eastern Time on October 18th. To convert this to your own local time, please consult TimeAndDate.com at this link: http://timeanddate.com/s/1v87
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This week's episode brings a book report, an essay, a news miscellany, and a look at the zeitgeist from the last week on LISNews.
Website of the musician Earl B. Hall
Tech News Today #91
Ars Technica on increased international Internet capacity
The Register on broadband increases in the UK
Ashtabula County as described on Wikipedia
Promo material on the longest covered bridge in the United States, located in Ashtabula County
CNET on GOOG411 being killed off
The Register on GOOG411 being killed off
Google via SMS...a service utilized by Erie Looking Productions from time to time during broadband outages
Scientific American appalled at broadband in the US
Daily Kos proposing Google Bombing during the 2010 congressional election cycle
The Register on The Wisdom of the Crowds Being Wrong
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This week's episode is not graced by that man of mystery, Blake Carver. In lieu thereof we check the zeitgeist for stories AND blog posts, bring an essay about the comments debate on-site, and a quick news miscellany.
Eventually Blake will be making an appearance. We're working on it.
This is only appearing here, not in my real blog, because it's entirely about an aspect of LISNews that I believe has reached FAIL! stage. To wit, commenting.
I just checked articles with comments over the past couple of days--34 comments in all. Of those, exactly five were clearly signed (three by me, two each by two other people) and two more were pseudonymous. The rest--27, or nearly 80% of the total--were anonymous. (Oops. Now it's 28 of 35, or exactly 80% of the total.)
And one of mine only appeared because somebody else found it convenient to attack me by name for the content of my comment. Whereas you can't possibly attack Anonymous by name--after all, they're anonymous.
Screw it. If FriendFeed conversations were 80% anonymous, I'd get the hell off of FF. As it is, I'm learning my lesson: Join the faceless, irresponsible crowd--either don't comment on LISNews posts at all or make sure I've logged out first, so the comments are anonymous.
Too bad. There used to be some worthwhile conversations here, but when nearly all the participants are hiding behind namelessness, the conversations go bad.
This week's program brings a zeitgeist update and a miscellany of news items.
TechCrunch on the death of cuil
The Register on Internet Explorer 9 not being fully usable on Windows XP
Download center for Opera web browser
Home page for the Arora browser
The MP3-Enabled Radio That May Supplant Playaway Devices
VOA News on the Lifeplayer
Jessamyn West says goodbye to Bloglines
Robert Scoble on the decline of reading RSS feeds
Dave Winer on Rebooting RSS
Dave Winer on RSS Architecture
MozillaZine Knowledge Base on "Saved Search" Folders in Thunderbird
Carrier Pigeon versus Rural Broadband
BT Against The Carrier Pigeon
The VLink Project at the University of Waterloo
Dog park lit by dog poop
I love contributing to LISNews, it's sort of my hobby (would-be journalist) and Blake is the best to work with.
If you want to find out a bit more about me and my business In My Book (great for the Friends of the Library Shop
you might want to listen to my recent radio interview on WOR-AM (13 minutes more or less):
This week's episode brings a zeitgeist recap, a programming note apologizing for a deviation from forecast content, a book review in the segment-sized Tech for Techies, and a packed miscellany.
First book cited in the book review
Second book cited in the book review
Reuters on Google Instant
The Diligent Room on Google Instant
Andy Ihnatko on Google Instant
The Register on Google Instant killing off some search tools
Cade Metz analyzing Google Instant
Google Instant and search scams
A paper on the epistemological dangers of search scams
French President Nicolas Sarkozy being subject to a Google-bomb
Bloglines about to fade out of existence on October 1st...
Reuters on Dove World Outreach Center losing its web presence
The Register on Dove World Outreach Center losing its web presence
The Register on WikiLeaks prepping a new document dump
Twitter Cross-Site Scripting Vulnerability, as The Register relates it
Announcement of rolling Linux Mint
Open High School of Utah Releases Open Curricula
Open High School of Utah download site
Ars Technica on the difficulties in organizing the Internet
Ars Technica on transforming the architecture of the Internet
I just checked the lisnews.org/essays link, but I don't see any new essays for this month's contest... are their submissions but I'm checking the wrong link?
I just can believe that with all the discussions we've had about so many issues, not one person has had the time to put 250 words together on something... pedophiles, gay book bans, ebooks, the death of print, monkeys wearing people clothes, the ümlaut, overripe fruit in the book drop,...
frankly, I didn't submit anything because I respect this site too much to load it with more of my crap... but for the rest of you, what's your excuse?