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Entries from April 2009

After the Software Wars

April 19th, 2009 by admin | No Comments

After the Software Wars

Sometimes a book comes along at a critical moment that helps us make sense of what is happening. Keith Curtis’s After the Software Wars is self published. It is available from¬† Lulu in paper for $13.95 or a downloadable PDF for free.¬† Notice the recent revision date on the cover. The moment you decouple the [...]

Life in the Walled Garden

April 1st, 2009 by admin | No Comments

Life in the Walled Garden

Librarian Emily Walshe’s Kindle e-reader: A Trojan horse for free thought in the Christian Science Monitor, argues that the Kindle’s access without ownership is dangerous. Why is this important? Because Kindle is the kind of technology that challenges media freedom and restricts media pluralism. It exacerbates what historian William Leach calls “the landscape of the [...]


I propose developing a new media theory as called for by Camile Paglia based on the work of Marshal McLuhan, Norman A Brown, Leslie Fiedler, as well as Eric S Raymond, Glenn Reynolds and others. See the Invitation for fuller information and how you may be able to participate. I want your help just like Linus Torvalds wanted help developing Linux.


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