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- A BBC analysis column explores the politics and positioning behind the Internet governance discussions “Internet professor Michael Geist explains why the arguments over who runs the internet are far from over”
- An astonishing set of images of scenes and structures constructed out of paper that sit on or with the original sheet, the negative space of which add context. It’s really difficult to describe. You have to see this, and scroll right down to the end when it starts getting astonishing and almost confusingly great…
- A video of strange things you can do with air, weird liquids and vibrations… It starts off slow, but the last thirty seconds or so are absolutely mesmerising and extraordinary. A definite must-see…
- More of the beautiful paper creations by Peter Callesen that I linked to earlier in the day Mostly larger scale items, including ladders and replicas of architectural features constructed entirely out of paper with an astonishing attention to detail
- Doc Searls writes about how to protect the internet from the hands of the carriers “We’re hearing tales of two scenarios–one pessimistic, one optimistic–for the future of the Net. If the paranoids are right, the Net’s toast. If they’re not, it will be because we fought to save it, perhaps in a new way we haven’t talked about before.”
- The 11-Year Quest to Create Disappearing Colored Bubbles Popular Science must have the most aggravating pagination scheme of all time, but the story – about the project to find a way to create multi-coloured bubbles for kids – is weirdly amazing and the picture is beautiful…
- “E-Mail Is So Five Minutes Ago” – Business Week talks about how the abuse of e-mail as broadcast has led to its redundancy and looks towards IM, wikis and blogs as replacements… It’s all pretty obvious and the tools are useful. I wouldn’t be without a decent workplace wiki now. But the aggravating thing is that internal e-mail only got so useless because of corporate insistence on broadcast messaging. Idiots.
- Wired News explore the Sony malware installation and questions why anti-virus and security companies did so little about the whole thing… I’m kind of stunned by the Sony move – installing software without the permission of your users, software that exposes their computers to viruses and worms. That’s astonishing movie-villain behaviour, surely?!
- Ruby the Rival – an investigation of whether Ruby is proving a potential replacement or rival to Java I’m increasingly finding this stuff interesting as time passes. I guess I’m getting nerdier.