23 Nov 2002 jfleck   » (Master)

the commons
louie (who really needs to update his Advogato page) read my half-formed book idea below, remembered what it was I must have been talking about, and pointed me to Coase's Penguin, an economist's take (OK, he's really a lawyer, it seems, but he's talking about fundamental economic theory) on free software and the broader new networked realm of what he calls "commons-based peer-production". The author is Yochai Benkler.
I first heard this from Stephen Pinker at a talk he gave years ago in Santa Fe, and it's nicely laid out by April Holladay in her latest column: The Eskimo language has essentially the same number of words for "snow" as English. I love it when myths are shattered.
Roswell revisited
And revisited. And revisited. Last night's SCI FI Channel Roswell smoking gun episode was a classic of the genre, full of sound and fury signifying a coyote burrow.

Latest blog entries     Older blog entries

New Advogato Features

New HTML Parser: The long-awaited libxml2 based HTML parser code is live. It needs further work but already handles most markup better than the original parser.

Keep up with the latest Advogato features by reading the Advogato status blog.

If you're a C programmer with some spare time, take a look at the mod_virgule project page and help us with one of the tasks on the ToDo list!