Interesting thesis that the insta-age we find ourselves in is to blame for politicians wanting to centralize power. Somehow the Internet and modern media has led to fear being in great supply these days. We need to fix that, and then people are more likely to come to their senses and stop ceding control to political leaders.
Fantastic article by the Washington Post on security and Linux. Discovered via former colleague while at Canonical, Kees Cook, who is quoted and photographed within. Well worth the time it takes to read it.
This made me smile. Coder just wants to win, doesn’t care about he swag.
This year new digital tools and networks seemed to influence every aspect of the storytelling process. From sensors to structured journalism, crowdsourcing to podcasting, new modes of journalism that have been emerging over the last decade took huge strides forward this year.
This is a great list, with an interesting read of current online storytelling techniques. It also reminds me I need to take in Serial.
A modest proposal
It will always be hard-G gif to me, but I admire Andy’s attempt (and informative post).
This is terrible. Also, I imagine it’s much more damning to startups than to any other group, including general consumer freedoms. We will see.
Dan Gillmor writes about why he’s hopeful about journalism going into the new year. Good points throughout, and my read of it is that journalism is much like the web itself now – lots of variety, a bit of junk, but lots of worthwhile work as well.
So many people get upset about these always connected console statements from game devs, but 1) it’s the future and can’t be avoided and 2) they’re only doing this because multiplayer online games sell better. Almost every game has MMORPG elements these days.