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Facebook is NOT the web March 25th, 2013, 6AM

Open content

Facebook wants to get people into their clutches, and obscure the fact that there is a world-wide web of stuff out there. They will probably succeed, too; more’s the pity. Still, I’ll continue to avoid them, just in case they do require my participation to ensure full world-domination. Facebook and Google spread ‘their’ net across […]

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Of course we can do it December 30th, 2011, 6AM

Open content

I read a few posts this morning about the wonders of open software and how it can help ‘the 99%’. Nothing new there, in the techno-optimism, nor with the “yes, but” reactions to it. It’s heartening to read it, though; there’s far too many people harping on about the delights of the iPhone. One thing […]

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