This week’s program has a bit of an essay on economic concerns that talks about shooting for "doing less, better" instead of "doing more with less" while also presenting a news miscellany. Reference is also made to a disturbing attack on members of the news media in Oakland, California.
- SF Chronicle: Oakland robbers attack TV cameraman
- The Volokh Conspiracy: Stock Market Has Worst Day This Year
- Zero Hedge: Foodstamps Surge By Most In One Year To New All Time Record, In Delayed Release
- Ars Technica: How an Indonesian ISP took down the mighty Google for 30 minutes — Internet’s web of trust let a company you never heard of block your Gmail.
- The Register: Files aren’t property, says US government — New twist in Megaupload case a threat to all clouds, claims EFF
- Electronic Frontier Foundation: Megaupload and the Government’s Attack on Cloud Computing
- Library of Congress Public Affairs Office: Library of Congress to Host First International Summit of the Book
- The Verge: Egyptian prosecutor tells government to block online porn
- The Register: Egypt takes hard line on internet pr0n, calls for total ban — EFF warns of more censorship to come
- The Register: China blocks all Google services as new leader anointed — Great Firewall locks down Middle Kingdom
- BBC: Library closures may be unlawful, MPs warn
- The Mirror: Not by the book: Library closures ‘against the law’, say MPs — Such a move could break a legal requirement for councils to provide a “comprehensive and efficient” library service
- The Guardian: Library closures may be unlawful, says Commons select committee — Report claims councils may be failing in statutory duty to provide ‘comprehensive and efficient’ service as campaigners’ fears grow
- Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals: CILIP response to the Culture, Media and Sport Committee Report on Library Closures
- Bilal Akhtar: Using the Raspberry Pi as a web server
Download here (MP3) (Ogg Vorbis), or subscribe to the podcast (MP3) to have episodes delivered to your media player. We suggest subscribing by way of a service like gpodder.net. Support and subsistence items for the production team can be purchased and sent from here via Amazon, as always.
This work is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 United States License. To view a copy of this license, visit