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.
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
9:14 minutes (4.23 MB)
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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) -- Read More
(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.
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
19:36 minutes (8.98 MB)
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This week's episode talks about radical budget rearrangement and brings a news miscellany.
Welsh station going from Internet-only to a radio broadcast focus
TV ownership on the decline
Claire Berlinski on censorship in Turkey
Medal on display at Northern Territory Library
"Open Wireless Movement"
This week's episode is brief due to cascading countervailing requirements.
5:53 minutes (2.36 MB)
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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.
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We talk demography this week and why it matters at your library. Mister Engineer selected this week's bits out of the slush pile to make up The Miscellany.
Ohio Department of Development profile of Ashtabula County
The indefatigible Shelly Terry writing about Ashtabula City's per capita income
NTIA's broadband map summary for Ashtabula County
Ohio Department of Development profile of Cuyahoga County
Cleveland.com on Cleveland Public Library getting a Sports Research Center
Cleveland.com on Cuyahoga County Public Library turning off internal security gates and releasing a smartphone app to do check-outs on your own
The Register on Amazon Web Services failing
The Register on using Amazon Web Services
Wired on Wi-Fi Squatting
Fabian Scherschel at LXNews.org on New Zealand's new copyright infringements regime
The Annoyed Librarian: Librarian Anti-Defamation League versus Nabisco
The Register analyzing iPhone location tracking
Read Write Web on Android phones also engaging in location tracking
The Register on Google Versus The Infringed Patent
The Register on Kindle Library Lending
Andy Woodworth on Kindle Library Lending
IEET on preparing for Electromagnetic Pulse issues
12:33 minutes (8.63 MB)
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"This is a service announcement that bridges both LISTen: An LISNews.org Program and Ubuntu Ohio's Burning Circle. First lets pause for a word from the Internal Revenue Service."
[IRS PSA: Last Minute Filing Tips]
"In light of this being Holy Week there is no regular episode this week for either program. Operational constraints at Erie Looking Productions also prevented the production of normal programming. It should be noted that the April 30th date for the Ubuntu Ohio state rally is scrubbed and there will be a meeting on Internet Relay Chat on Wednesday night to discuss the matter. For librarians in Ohio and surrounding states, your attendance at the Ohio rally may be quite worthwhile to learn about Linux while also building community partnerships.
"The slushpile of links this week has been posted to the relevant part of gopherspace and librarians have a special challenge to see if they can still access that arcane part of the Internet. Consider this a learning activity to assess your capability to access the fairly broad spectrum of communication modalities the Internet offers. An appropriate URL will be posted to the show post.
"With that being said, have a good Holy Week and we will be back in seven days."
The slush pile: gopher://sdf.org:70/1/users/skellat/2011-04-182:36 minutes (5.95 MB)
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.
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
11:37 minutes (4.66 MB)
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