DMCA protest in SF was good, felt useful... I wore my US
Patent Office "selling monopoly rights to common sense for
over 25 years" shirt, signed by Alan Cox (from
ThinkGeek.com, but they don't appear to carry it anymore)
about 150 people or maybe near 200, but spirited the overall level of issue-awareness seems to have improved in the last few years, but damn it I want to create a recommendation engine! (patented by Amazon) or rather, I'd like to create a lot of recommendation engines, and allow aggregation/syndication between them
resist "cyber crime" legislation in your multitude of local jurisdictions which (further) limits your rights to speak freely and read... the goal is to eliminate or streamline copyright, patent & intellectual property laws, not beef them up!
it is certainly far easier to prevent new legislation than to repeal it and work it out of systems-in-motion
triage, triage, triage !
simply making it to the 21st century by blind luck is meaningless... and has no bearing on successfully making it over the repeating-epic-tower-of-Babel cusp we find ourselves near; the everlasting balancing battle between convergence & divergence
I'm reading Neal Stephenson...
...then they fight you...
now that they know the name of who they're fighting
a sizeable hurdle takes the form of so many would-be victors excited at the prospect of change (finally, from their perspectives especially), and glad that Microsoft and the big-corp way will not win
it slows because they need to find out why the change is happening, how it affects their perspectives, and focus on those differences
change is more painful than learning from others perhaps because it's learning from ourselves
for some reason I thought I could reply Articles, at
least... ah, well - someday
took me some while to locate Raph's infamous paper on trust metrics, calculating max. flow according to the nodes in the graph, etc. I kinda wanted to read it before I start running something with Pymmetry.
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