Monthly Archives: March 2008

Brian Fagan, “Catastrophic Drought is Coming Back”, LongNow Foundation, 2007/03/09

Brian Fagen is a emeritus professor of anthropology at the University of California, Santa Barbara. In his talk Fagan emphasized a wide view of human history as it unrolls in the landscape of climate. … we can see evidence from

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Eben Moglen, “Freedom Businesses Protect Privacy”, O’Reilly MySQL Conference, 2007/04/25

Eben Moglen is Director, Software Freedom Law Center. Moglen begins with the statement that the history of social life is the history of the technology of memory. More than that; the social order and control within society depends on the

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Berkeley Cybersalon, “Is the Future of Music Now?”, AfterTv, 2006/06/05

Andrew Keen interviewed a panel at the Berkeley Cybersalon. a sparkling discussion about digital music at Berkeley’s legendary Cybersalon.The panelists were, from the left, Amy Tobin, singer and composer; Moderator, Brian Zisk, founder of the Future of Music Coalition, AfterTV’s

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Wendell Berry, “Life Is A Miracle: An Essay Against Modern Superstition”, CBC Radio Ideas, 2008/01/17

Wendell Berry was interviewed by Ideas producer David Cayley. Wendell Berry is known to the reading public mainly for his poems, essays and novels, not his commentaries on science. But in the year 2,000 he published a surprising book called

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Grady Booch, Lee Nackman, and Walker Royce, “IBM Rational at five years”, 2008/02/19

Scott Laningham, from IBM developerWorks had a chat about the promise and results of the IBM acquisition of Rational. In this 18-minute podcast, Grady Booch, Lee Nackman, and Walker Royce join developerWorks’ Scott Laningham and Michael O’Connell on this fifth

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Jack Ma, Web 2.0 Summit, 2006/12/06

Jack Ma was interviewed by John Heileman of the O’Reilly Network. In the seven years since Jack Ma co-founded Alibaba.com, the Alibaba websites have grown to include 30 million registered members from more than 200 countries and territories. In his

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Daniel Steinberg, “Ruby”, OOPLSA, 2007/07/30

It’s pretty common for cheap web hosting providers to offer PHP, and relatively uncommon to offer Java (which is more of an enterprise programming language). Ruby — actually Ruby on Rails — seems to have become an additional option. I’m

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