- John Battelle has posted his “Data Bill of Rights” and I’m finding it pretty fascinating… I’m not totally sure it’s all workable, but there’s a lot here of significant value. I’m spending a bunch of time trying to work out how to operate honourably in the technology ecosystem and how to encourage honourable business practice. This helps.
- Time Magazine’s extract from Al Gore’s book on defending reason is pretty decent… Really interesting in terms of how politics has gone and how evaluation and reason is massively under attack from rhetoric and the visual image. Quite approve. Like Al Gore.
- Awesome web cartoon about the current wifi = death absurdities… “Good night, stay safe, and live in constant, irrational, fear.”
- I’ve currently got these four pictures entered in the Flickr/Tate “How We Are Now” pool / competition… The photos are displayed in the Tate Britain on screens and then the very best will be published in the Observer or whatever. Good fun. Not sure these are my best photos. Any thoughts out there?
- Techcrunch reports on the Facebook platform. This is a very very good idea indeed. I also agree with the description of the move as an anti-MySpace move. It’s weird this stuff. Now of course there will be a whole bunch of imitators. But I wonder how many of them could have got any movement inside their organisations before this…
- The Pansy Project finds places where homophobic violence or abuse has occurred and plants a pansy on the site… I can’t helping thinking that schools would be bursting with pansies, all over the place. There wouldn’t be room enough to sit down.
- Meg Pickard on the natural heirarchy of seats on the tube… I don’t agree with some of what she says – the idea of being trapped by the end door with the window open in a train would appall me. Hard to escape. Otherwise though, desperately and depressingly insightful.
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Because you mentioned Al Gore’s book on defending reason, I thought you might be interested in a sneak peak at the creation museum in Petersberg, Kentucky. It is a new family entertainment “museum” that offers a biblical perspective on the origin of life on our planet. The following link is a local news story.
You’d be surprised how comfortable standing against the carriage-end door can be. Sure, I’d rather have a seat, but the carriage-end door space is fantastic, particularly in summer, when the tube is sweltering you get a nice draft that almost makes the system tolerable! :o)