Sam's notebook

Digital Permanence July 27th, 2012, 11AM

Programming

Manton Reececited wrote some sensible words about the permanence of material on the Internet, and Dave Winercited followed suit shortly after (and then againcited). It’s an important topic. We need places — secure, digital, permanent places — to store things. It’s not a particularly difficult problem, at least to attempt to solve. (Of course, we […]

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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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