October 22, 2012
ds106 is a Complex Universe Full of Stars
CogDogBlog, October 22, 2012.
I think it's nice to say ds106 is a universe filled with stars, except that in the univrse stars barely interact with each other - they throw out a little gravity and EM radiation to the erest willy nilly, but that's about it. The stars - be they resources or people or events - in ds106 are much more closely related; the course features, true, some content just throuwn out there like an x-ray, but also a lot of person-to-person communication, the sort of denser interaction that characterizes something a lot more cohesive than a universe. But i get the metapho, and the diagram is nice.
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Outlawed by Amazon DRM
En blogg om IT, October 22, 2012.
Why oh why would anyone spend any amount of money on goods that can be made to vanish at the whim of the priovider? That's exactly what you sign up for when you buy DRM-encumbered content in a closed environment, like (say) Amazon Kindle. And what appears to have happened to this Amazon customer could happen to you: all her Kindfle books were wiped out and her account shut down. Amazon's explanation? "We have found your account is directly related to another which has been previously closed for abuse of our policies." One wonders, what account, what abuse, and what policies? But no more information is forthcoming. Due process, thy name is not DRM. Via Copyfight.
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Ed Radio Show Notes, October 22, 2012
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