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Dick Sabot, 1944 – 2005

My dear friend and mentor Dick Sabot passed away (suddenly and unexpectedly) Wednesday night. Dick was one of the founders of Tripod, and he gave me my first “real” job there… which may still be the best job I’ve ever … Continue reading

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Push Singh at PUSH 2005

Push Singh is interested in the hardest challenge of Artificial Intelligence, common sense. While programming a computer to beat humans at chess or index a million documents are solved problems, it’s still remarkably difficult to teach a computer than rain … Continue reading

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Loretta Hidalgo at PUSH 2005

Astrobiologist and space advocate Loretta Hidalgo is speaking today at Push 2005. The President of the Space Generation Foundation., she’s someone who clearly has been in love with the idea of space since she was in kindergarden. She’s interned with … Continue reading

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Jerry Michalski at PUSH 2005

Jerry Michalski (geek watcher, former Release 1.0 editor, conversational hacker) is giving a really interesting talk about deviant thinkers – outsiders. He gives us a rogue’s gallery of intellectual heretics, from seemingly unrelated fields and documents their individual heresies: Psychotherapist … Continue reading

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The first bit of PUSH 2005

Well, I’m here at PUSH 2005, and it’s off to a weird start. Intentionally, self-consciously weird. Cecily Sommers, the conference organizer, has appeared on stage with angel wings and a halo made from newspaper. She’s following our artistic entertainment, which … Continue reading

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Experiments in Skypecasting

Earlier today, I posted the first Global Voices podcast, an interview with friend, fellow WorldChanging contributor, and all around terrific person, Dina Mehta. Dina was kind enough to serve as guinea pig as I fiddled with the various technology that … Continue reading

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Different regions, different bridgebloggers

As Rebecca and I work to flesh out the Global Voices catalog, we’re finding different kinds of bridgebloggers in different nations. In countries where there’s a well established blogosphere – like Kenya or Bahrain – we’re finding a wide range … Continue reading

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Tor – Onion Routing and the modern dissident

I received excellent feedback on the first draft of the technical guide to internet anonymity I wrote a few days back for Global Voices. One of the questions I was asked (multiple times, and sometimes quite forcefully!) was why I … Continue reading

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Anonymity and Usability: Beyond Oil and Water

originally posted at blog.ethanzuckerman.com, April 14th EFF published a report a few days ago, titled “How to Blog Safely”. It’s a good little piece, but it spends little time on the technical issues surrounding blogging anonymously or psuedonymously. One intriguing … Continue reading

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Shaun Attwood, Prison Blogger

Whatever benefits it holds for the world at large, Global Voices is proving to be a fascinating way for me to discover new blogs that I’m interested in keeping up with. For the most part, I’ve been encountering writers from … Continue reading

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