School RFID Plan Gets an F. A school superintendent thought it would be a good idea to tag students with chips embedded in name tags, make them mandatory, and then use them to track students’ locations in the building. How anyone thought this was a good, uncontroversial idea to try and slip under the radar is tough to understand. How anyone thought so without the benefit of a nice fat kickback is doubly confounding.
Wired News will henceforth no longer be capitalizing the “I” in “internet.” Rather, it’s just the ‘internet’ now. I tried to make this move about 5 years ago but was (and I have since been) rebuffed at every turn. Now, though, I have ammo: the definitive style guide is with me.
Paul Boutin is reporting that Webmonkey is about to close up shop forever.
101 Ways to Save the Internet. A nice, fun list of things that would make the Internet and the world of tech in general better. In particular, please (please!) consider the following: “Stop with the jokes. If we get the one about French military victories one more time, we’re going to come over and unplug you personally.”
fatures a great interview with Douglas Bowman about the Wired News redesign. It turns out that my complaints about the colours the other day probably look silly out of context, cause they change the colours of the site regularly.