Overlooked in last month's Group of 8 discussions about the challenge of a growing 'digital divide' between the information rich and the data deprived was the work of Bernard Krisher, a 69-year-old former journalist who is trying to bring the Internet to one of the poorest regions in Asia.Read full article
Cluetrain Manifesto author Christopher Locke talks with the Freenet founder about Napster, self-organizing systems, and contraband information.At first, the world at large ignored the Internet, missed its significance, scoffed, then jumped in with both feet, thinking it was a bandwagon, asked the wrong questions about how to make money with it, got too excited when it seemed to be something it wasn't, got too depressed when it turned out to be what it is. Mirrored fractal nets within nets: the collective intelligence of the human race unfolding in real time -- and for the first time, on its own terms. The Internet routes around obstacles the bigger the obstacle, the more joyous the detour. The humorless power of the state, the iron-fisted control demanded by the corporation, the sexless desire insinuated by broadcast advertising -- all are falling to networked imagination. And so far, we've just been playing. The flap over Napster is merely the toy of public opinion wound up and released -- a plastic duck quacking its way through the mainstream media. It's right! It's wrong! The millennium has come! The end is nigh! But who cares? Most of this "debate" is looking backward, trying to salvage constructs that no longer matter. Whose property is intellect? Whose right the right to copy what has gone before? Human culture has always been the work of thieves, beginning with Prometheus. Kill Napster today, get the fire next time.Read full article and interview
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I wanted to share a sneak preview of 15 streaming videos of some short films on dance that I put up on the web for the UCLA Center for Intercultural Performance.I want to see the videos now
For the first time in 50 million years, visitors to the North Pole can see something extraordinary: water.
The thick ice that covers the Arctic Ocean at the North Pole has melted, leaving a mile-wide stretch of water at the top of the world, The New York Times reported Saturday.
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Here are some web sites about the convention in Los Angelesd2kla: Los Angeles August 14-17 - Democratic National Convention: Mobilization for Domestic and Global Justicegreat flash site on LAPD.comThe Democratic National CommitteeYahoo! News Full Coverage-Gore To Arrive Today at Democratic National ConventionLos Angeles Independent Media Center : Covering the Democratic National Convention