Monthly Archives: July 2007

Summer doctoral program at Berkman

It’s summer, which – oddly enough – means that the Berkman Center is filled to bursting with students. Berkman is hosting the Summer Doctoral Program, an annual gathering for PhD students working on Internet-related topics, organized by the Oxford Internet … Continue reading

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Big ideas and recycled metals

I’m speaking at Idea Festival in Louisville, Kentucky in mid-September. I was on a panel at Idea Festival last year and had a great time, enjoying a “big ideas” conference that’s designed to be open to as wide an audience … Continue reading

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links for 2007-07-25

LA Weekly – Music – Femi Fatale – Matthew Fleischer – The Essential Online Resource for Los Angeles Femi Kuti, Fela’s son, criticizes Bono’s approach to Africa, encourages Americans to come visit Nigeria (tags: music africa nigeria aid aids) For … Continue reading

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links for 2007-07-24

Africa, Offline: Waiting for the Web – New York Times A tough, critical look at Greg Wyler’s Terracom and the challenges of bringing internet infrastructure to Rwanda, despite good intentions (tags: africa technology internet infrastructure rwanda SAT3) Economics focus | … Continue reading

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I got hax0red. Totally pwned. I run and off an hosted account through Rimu Hosting, an excellent New Zealand-based company who I highly recommend. Rimu takes a very hands-off approach to systems, which I appreciate, but means that … Continue reading

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links for 2007-07-22

Full Text: Keen vs. Weinberger – The extended Mix – David and Andrew face off in multiple rounds. I’d give David the victory by victory in all but one round, but I’m hardly a fair observer (tags: journalism keen … Continue reading

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The news we share: water in Darfur

It’s rare to see Africa news getting widespread blogosphere attention, and rarer to see good news from Africa get major online attention. But the top headline from BBC currently amplified is an optimistic story about a discovery of water in … Continue reading

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The connection between cute cats and web censorship

This is going to be a light blogging week for me, my friends – apologies in advance. I’m in NYC today and tomorrow, then in Boston for a meeting of a board I sit on… and I’m feeling like I’m … Continue reading

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links for 2007-07-14

Tor checker Check if your requests are coming from a valid Tor node. (tags: privacy tor anonymity blogging internet) In Zimbabwe, Fewer Affairs And Less HIV – As inflation and poverty makes it harder for Zimbabwean men to maintain … Continue reading

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Making nice and making laptops

One of the more embarrasing fights in the technical community the past couple of years has been between Intel and the team behind One Laptop Per Child. AMD, Intel’s fierce rival, has been a partner in the OLPC effort from … Continue reading

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