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Friday, March 24, 2006

Britannica's pissed at Nature. Most of the meat of the issue is here. Nature probably messed up (I'll be interested in hearing their counter), but a few of Britannica's arguments are silly.

Monday, March 20, 2006

Micronations and Pirate utopias.

Abramović had had placed upon a table 72 objects that people were allowed to use (a sign infomed them) in any way that they chose. Among them were scissors, a knife, a whip, and, most notoriously, a gun loaded with a single bullet. For six hours the artist sat immobile, allowing the audience members to entirely direct the action.

Sunday, March 19, 2006

The Economist: "the “open-source” label can now apply more broadly to all sorts of endeavour that amalgamate the contributions of private individuals to create something that, in effect, becomes freely available to all. However, it is unclear how innovative and sustainable open source can ultimately be."