Archive | September, 2001

CNet has another article on

CNet has another article on wireless community freenets. This article pretty much treads the same old ground as other articles. Again, we hear the grumbling of ISPs and would-be wireless providers over the potential loss of revenue that hasn’t yet been shown to even exist. Nonetheless, the idea intrigues me, and I sure wish I […]

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File Sharing, Info-Anarchy and Indymedia

File Sharing, Info-Anarchy and Indymedia I found the site infoarnarchy.org when I stumbled on a post outlining “the current state of file sharing.” It’s a good overview of software tools that need to exist, not for the violation of copyright and sharing mp3s, but because there should be no centralized control over information sharing. Information […]

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I sent an e-mail response

I sent an e-mail response to Poynter.org with roughly the same critique of their article on radio and Sept. 11 as in my last blog entry. I get the feeling that they don’t get so many responses, since probably not more than an hour after I sent it I got an e-mail back from them […]

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Radio’s Role in Disaster Coverage?

Radio’s Role in Disaster Coverage? This article from Poynter.org briefly covers the role of radio in informing and connecting people in the aftermath of last week’s disasters. Unfortunately it’s kind of shallow, focusing on radio’s roles in providing first news to many people and some radio stations’ fundraising efforts. While these aspects are undoubtably important, […]

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Stepped Up Defenses Means the

Stepped Up Defenses Means the Military Wants the Spectrum As ZDNews reports, the future of so-called third generation wireless data devices (3G) is looking grimmer after the attacks on NYC and DC, since the military will likely pressure the FCC for more spectrum space for defense purposes. This is nothing new, of course, since the […]

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