Psychols has a post today wondering if PB members are willing to put the progressive where their mouth is, so to speak. I've been wondering the same thing. PB membership is well over 300. I've posted about the petition to save the Community Access Program and currently sigs stand at 73. This is from a wide range of places. So do people like to talk about progressive more than they like to … [Read more...] about Once more with feeling
I don't really know what I'm doing but that's never stopped me before. I'd like to create a group to save the CAPs program. Community Access Programs allow people who otherwise might not be able to do so, to have access to the internet. Those of us on boards and blogs know that the internet is an import tool for reaching out to others, activism and for social democracy. More and more … [Read more...] about Committee to save Community Access Programs
Interesting article on AlterNet According to articles in Forbes and Foreign Policy magazine, estate planners are advising their clients to include emails and online passwords in their wills. Without these provisions, online service providers will not grant family or friends access to digital property, some of which could be valuable. The Foreign Policy article states that, more and more, … [Read more...] about Digital Inheritance
(AP) -- Microsoft Corp. has landed in the Wikipedia doghouse after it offered to pay a blogger to change technical articles on the community-produced Web encyclopedia site. While Wikipedia is known as the encyclopedia that anyone can tweak, founder Jimmy Wales and his cadre of volunteer editors, writers and moderators have blocked public-relations firms, campaign workers and anyone else … [Read more...] about Microsoft willing to pay for Wikipedia edits
I've never been much for awards of any type. They seem more like popularity contests than indicative of anything in particular. Some of the best and most informative posts I've read come from very small almost anonymous blogs. That being said I thought I'd add my two cents to the continuing round of blog awards. … [Read more...] about and the winner is…..
The open-source movement responsible for software like Linux and Mozilla's Web browser, Firefox, is proving contagious: A German entrepreneur is applying the same approach to automobile design. Former BMW employee Markus Merz, who now owns an automobile consulting firm in Dingolfing, Germany, calls his project Oscar, shorthand for Open Source Car. The idea behind open source development is … [Read more...] about and the osCAR goes to…