Ton Zylstra relates to the opening keynote speech at the 2nd International Symposium in Media informatics. Marc Smith of M$ Research proposed:
.. let's shelve the word 'community' and use and study the term collective action instead. There are over 150… more »
During some repetitous task at the seasonal job I got (and isn't every task in a warehouse repetitious for the temporary help), I was trying to keep sane by doing some informal Buddhist practice. Admittedly, all my practice has been informal of late, i… more »
A week or so ago, Ed Morrison asked the question on BFD whether Open Source principles can be applied to hardware design like it is with software and, with his help, economic planning.
I responded in a comment that it already exists and is usually ca… more »
We had a little scare last week as one of our feature poets, Dan Smith, had a heart attack last weekend. I think that it was the anticipation to read for us this Thursday December 14 at 9:30pm (sharply dull) that kept him from going into the light. A… more »
Furoshiki is Japanese for cloth gift wrapping. The Ministry of the Environment in the Government of Japan has a guide on using cloth as opposed to paper for wrapping gifts to cut down on the wasted paper usually used in gift wrap. Click the pic for a p… more »