Tagged: internet

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Trophy Lives

It is epically discouraging to know that no matter how hard you try, someone else is always going to be better.

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And Then They Came For the Memes

Those that have argued that online content providers should be regulated are about to get some real world data on what that might look like.

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Net Neutrality Passes Away (2015-2018)

Net neutrality is officially repealed as of Monday, June 11. While the vote to repeal occurred back in December, the process required several further steps before officially being implemented on Monday.


A Public (Policy) Service Announcement

For whatever it’s worth, the FCC has released the full text of its Title II Reclassification… (Link and full text of the new regulations after the break.)


Gun Printing: A Call To Inaction

Once something is published on the Internet, it’s too late to take it back. Ask Anthony Weiner. Pictured to the left is a 3D printer. As predicted here more than half a year ago,...


Violenceacrez, Reddit and Abuse of Power

[Updated: It appears that I misread David’s post – and the responses of some of his commenters.  My bad.  Huge apologies to all involved, especially David.]   I’m just going to fess up right...


The Oatmeal isn’t God and Alex Knapp isn’t the Devil

The Oatmeal published this, Alex Knapp took The Oatmeal to task, and The Oatmeal subsequently responded with a defense of the earlier comic. Some further tweets and hundreds of thousands of page views later...


A Network of Support

Rachael Levy writes in Slate: “If you’re looking for WiFi at the South by Southwest tech conference this week, instead of heading to a cafe or bumming off of a neighbor, you might just...



So now, if you’re applying for a job, or applying for an athletic scholarship—and Lord knows what else to come—they want to know what you’ve put up on your Facebook pages. Not just the...


In Which I Discuss Jonathan Franzen’s Remarks at Length

Speaking recently at the Hay Festival in Cartagena, Colombia, American novelist, Jonathan Franzen, attacked what he identifies as the impermanence of ebooks.  His following remarks are what Andrew Sullivan recently dismissed as “Wieseltierian piffle,”


On Twitter and Language

Ralph Fiennes asks, “Is Shakespeare relevant,” in an age of tweets and texts.  In response to Fiennes-as-Luddite, E.D. Kain launches into a virulent defense of new technology and language’s continuing evolution.  However, I think...