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LISTen: An LISNews.org Program -- Episode #155

This week's first episode brings a teaser discussing the difference between rattling off stats and talking about benefit statements for individuals. This will be further explored later this week. LISTen #156 is scheduled for release Wednesday.

LISTen: An LISNews.org Program -- Episode #154

This week's episode brings an essay about a new attempt at fracturing the Internet which will otherwise alter the knowledge ecology. More than oil emanates from the Middle East. A microblog feed has been instituted for items from the slush pile that do not otherwise make it to air. You can find such on Twitter at ELPPILE and on Identica at ELPSLUSH. Related links: Radio Netherlands Worldwide Media Network blog highlighting Iran's attempt to fracture the Internet Internet luminary Dave Winer on Iran's attempt to fracture the Internet Wall Street Journal on Iran's attempt to fracture the Internet Nova: The Cuban take on Linux CIA World Factbook on Cuba CIA World Factbook on Iran CIA World Factbook on raw amounts of Internet users ranked by nation-state

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In lieu thereof...

In light of systems maintenance that has already been put off for about one month, things could not be put off any longer. There is no episode this week. A new episode is expected to be released on May 30th. This happens. (Click "Read More" for the rest of the post)

LISTen: An LISNews.org Program -- Episode #153

(Posted early by direction of The Producer) This week's episode features an interview with Patrick Frey of Patterico's Pontifications about the recent Blogger disruption and an unseemly incident that arose from it. An essay and a news miscellany are also featured. Related links: Ed Bott: Blogger outage makes case against cloud-only strategy Instapundit on the outage at the Ann Althouse blog Patterico: On nitecruzr and the memory hole Patterico: The full support thread saved from expurgation Google's copy of the support thread with expurgations bin Laden and mechanical backhaul for e-mail The Register on the bin Laden e-mail cache Wizzy Digital Courier, a lab set-up solution that can use mechanical backhaul Evan Prodromou highlighting the launch of Open Font Library and Open Clip Art Library 3.0 Dave Winer on super-injunctions GigaOm on super-injunctions Dave Winer on Web 2.0 Expiration Date National Review Online's Media Blog on New York Times online traffic Library of Congress press office announcing awards in federal librarianship CBC News: Kutcher to join Two and a Half Mean

Other found things...

BILL CLINTON IS A XXXXXXXXXXXXX -- Midwest Conservative Journal
Coyle's InFormation: Dystopias
"Really, if we don't do this, the future of libraries and research will be decided by Google. There, I said it."
Voices for the Library» Blog Archive » Are volunteers happy to run libraries?
Senate bill gives feds power to order piracy site blacklisting
Rutgers team proposes Net alternative
Rutgers team proposes Net alternative
Spammer-in chief? | Gene Healy | Beltway Confidential | Washington Examiner
New graphics engine imperils users of Firefox and Chrome
CILIP | Clear messages
New resources to demonstrate value of further education libraries
The Business Rusch: Writing Like It’s 1999 | Kristine Kathryn Rusch
The Business Rusch: Advocates, Addendums, and Sneaks, oh my! | Kristine Kathryn Rusch
How Robber Barons hijacked the "Victorian Internet"

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LISTen 152 delayed

Due to a deer strike incident and other extenuating factors beyond our control, the release of LISTen 152 and Burning Circle 29 is delayed until 0300 UTC on 11 May 2011.

LISTen: An LISNews.org Program -- Episode #151

This week's episode is brief due to cascading countervailing requirements.

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Sounding Off

The Air Staff at Erie Looking Productions invites readers and listeners to call in their reactions to two recent posts floating around in the realm of the Internet. The first is a post to LISNews talking about CNET Editor-at-Large Brian Cooley's view of libraries. The second is a post at National Review Online's The Corner where Christian Schneider takes a fairly dim view of modern public libraries in the United States. The voicemail inbox is powered by Google Voice so clicking the widget below will facilitate easy access: You can also call 702-714-0397 from your own phone. The deadline for receiving voicemails in reaction to either or both of those posts is Sunday, May 1, 2011 at 01:00:00 UTC/Zulu. Clicking on the date/time mention will bring up a converter to place such in your local time context. The best messages received may be played on-air during the next episode of LISTen: An LISNews.org Program. Remember to keep it under a minute and to give a quick mention of who you are when you call.

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LISTen: An LISNews.org Program -- Episode #150

LISTen: An LISNews.org Program -- Episode #149

This week's episode contains a rather large news review. There wasn't a major connecting thread to the news this week outside the shutdown-that-was-not. Since that fizzled we look at the scattered news bits that deserve consideration. Related links: Last minute tax filing tips (MP3) Groklaw on shutting down Ann Althouse on a tax base challenge Ars Technica on the first step being taken towards passing House Joint Resolution 37 to kill net neutrality regulations The Register on that procedural step HJR 37 underwent Reuters reporting HJR 37 passing the House, moving on for Senate action Michael Geist on the Conservative Party of Canada's digital economy platform The Librarian in Black against DRM The folks at Defective By Design proposing a Librarians Against DRM group The Free Software Foundation, the parent organization of Defective by Design Gawker: Twitter regresses to infancy Dave Winer's screenshot of Twitter backsliding Reuters on the failure at Twitter PCMag Digital Network on the failure at Twitter The Register on MMS being the new killer app in the mobile space DIY server software for interacting with patrons via SMS #1 DIY server software for interacting with patrons via SMS #2 DIY server software for interacting with patrons via SMS #3 Library of Congress Public Affairs on Deanna Marcum being selected for the Melvil Dewey medal Ars Technica on bandwidth caps around the world Deutsche Welle on publishing translations of German works in the US Library of Congress Public Affairs on new entries to the National Recording Registry Radio Netherlands Worldwide's Media Network blog on Google's attempt to reorganize YouTube to compete with broadcast television Russian internal security agency comes out against Skype Russian internal security agency comes out against Hotmail Reuters on the Russian Federal Security Service complaining about web-based off-shore e-mail providers Deutsche Welle on the Berlin prostitute engaging in the trade of negotiable affections to pay for her PhD studies Amy Buckland referencing the new McMaster University librarian's view that PhDs with non-LIS skill sets may be the future of libraries

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