Archive for December, 2010

GDP vs. GNP failblog fail

December 16, 2010

An exemplary fail for my economics students to study, so not to fail.

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principled pain and suffering?

December 15, 2010

Australian politician Bronwyn Bishop wants those “stolen” cables “retrieved”. After getting schooled on Digital Info 101, she later admits that her desire is a futile attempt to put the genie back in the bottle. Yet she won’t entirely back down. She claims to stand for something. Something…”principled”.

Update: Apparently, I’ve been had. The Twitter account is not Bronwyn Bishop’s. I’m going to leave this post up as a reminder to myself and others that things are not always as they seem on the Internet.

not nearly humble enough

December 15, 2010

The second round of the Humble Indie Bundle is out. Though the first round slightly missed the mark by way of licensing, I still chose to support it. Thus far, there’s no indication that this current offering is anything else but gratis, proprietary software. If money finding its way to the EFF or the Child’s Play Charity is motivating you to buy the bundle, I suggest bypassing it and donating directly to those sites. The EFF is here, and the CPC is here.

Hopefully I’ll be able to update this post later with news that the bundle licensing has favorably changed.

could this be what Doug’s looking for?

December 13, 2010

Doug Johnson is thinking about specs and Tom Hoffman tweaks that a bit. Given Doug’s ongoing cloud computing inquiry, I bet 2011 is the year he starts recommending schools think about devices based on Cr-48.