Monthly Archives: November 2012

Journalism is outlining

[Updated 1 December to add the addendum below. If you’re new to this post, start here. If you’ve read it already, start down there.] In Journalism as service: Lessons from Sandy, Jeff Jarvis says, “After Sandy, what journalists provided was … Continue reading

Posted in Art, Blogging, Broadcasting, Ideas, Journalism, Live Web, News, Outlining, problems | 18 Comments

Read on

First, ICANN, Make a Difference: The $100 million raised by the sale of new Web domains should be used to wire Africa, by Sascha Meinrath and Elliot Noss. Ambitious and worthy, if it can actually be done. (I always like betting on … Continue reading

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The evolution of radio from waves to streams

WMVY is a delightful music station on Martha’s Vineyard, with a great history, that I always enjoy tuning in when I head down that way to visit friends in Falmouth or Woods Hole. Alas, like so many other good small radio stations, it’s is … Continue reading

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Maybe we’re the only hope for Apple maps

Take a look at these screenshots of maps on my iPhone 4, running iOS 6: On the left,, made mobile. On the right, Apple’s new Maps app, which comes with iOS 6. The location in both cases is Harvard … Continue reading

Posted in Business, Geography, Harvard, infrastructure, Places, Research, Social, Technology, Travel | 9 Comments

An open letter on patents, 12 years later

I’m on a list where the subject of patents is being discussed. While thinking about how I might contribute to the conversation, I remembered that I once cared a lot about the subject and wrote some stuff about it. So … Continue reading

Posted in Business, Cluetrain, history, Ideas, Past, problems | 4 Comments

The kontroversial kittehs of Rome

Strays Amid Rome Set Off a Culture Clash says The New York Times. On one side, archaeologists who wish to save ruins from occupation by cats. On the other side, the cats’ lovers, including tourists who marvel more at the … Continue reading

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