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This week's episode brings a quick note on the Yemen situation and what it means for librarians, a zeitgeist review, and a news miscellany.
Yahoo News on USPS stopping mail inbound from Yemen to the United States
Andy McCarthy at National Review Online about the Yemen situation
BBC News: "Yemen terror alert: Obama says explosives found"
US Department of Homeland Security on the Yemen situation
The Voice of America report John Brennan's take on the Yemen situation
Deutsche Welle on the Yemen situation
Caroline McCarthy at CNET on Facebook gobbling up drop.io
BBC News on the broad broadband outage in the UK
Declan McCullagh at CNET on the changing nature of WikiLeaks
The Independent on the WikiLeaks civil war
Yahoo News on Cablevision & Fox settling
Buzz Out Loud 1339 where listeners are called upon to cut cable and go to Over The Air television only
The Register on possible net censorship in the UK
The Westminster Hall debate referenced by The Register
Like many technologists, I may have had some vague notion that librarians had something to contribute to discussions about information and metadata and standards and access, but my concept of what librarians did and what they knew probably had more to do with stereotypes and anecdote than on an understanding of reality. Which is a shame. Although in the last few years I think we’ve done a really good job of making clearer connections between libraries and technology, I don’t think anyone is surprised when librarians are omitted from discussions about and between prominent technologists, such as the one facilitated by the Setup. (Note: by “librarians” I mean anyone who works in, with, or for libraries. Hat tip to Eli Neiburger for saying what I’d been thinking, only less clearly, for some time before he said those words out loud.)
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
Does your library have a levy coming to a vote on November 2nd? Let us know in the comments so that we might spread word.
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
We apologize for any inconvenience caused hereby.
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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Based on a work at twit.tv.
This week's episode brings a look at the zeitgeist on LISNews as well as highlights of some of the strange news you might be able to use from the week that was. There were plenty of stammering tongue-twisters this week.
Voice of Russia broadcasting in New York City
InstaPundit on Seth Godin ditching print publishing
MediaBistro on Seth Godin ditching print publishing
Andy Woodworth on social media-based library advocacy
El Reg on the "twitter rolling" attack
El Reg on the Twitter WTF worm
El Reg on Ireland versus Google StreetView
Ars Technica on transatlantic cabling
Deutsche Welle on a project to revitalize spoken-word radio and listening skill in general
Reuters on mobile data usage
Bobbi Newman on why mobile phones are not the key to the digital divide -- Part One
Bobbi Newman on why mobile phones are not the key to the digital divide -- Part Two
Representative Waxman's Bill on Net Neutrality Died, Ars Technica Tells Us
Ars Technica on LibreOffice
El Reg on LibreOffice
Shortwave Central on BBC World Service expanding access in the USA
Nick Gillespie at Hit & Run presenting a libertarian view on the Santa Clarita privitization matter
Library Journal's round-up on privitization in California
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 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