gender diversity at web conferences. Interesting, though I’m not entirely sure what conclusions I would draw from these figures. It should also be noted that where many people would jump straight to the discussion on an issue like this, Kottke has gone out and gathered the evidence.
on the Search Engine Strategies conference. Interesting stuff for anyone who has wrestled with the “submit a link” procedure at any of the major search engines and/or indexes.
Code-Breakers Go to Court. Ed Felten, who did research for the Secure Digital Music Initiative Foundation and decided to publish it (and to present the paper at a conference) rather than turn it over to the SDMI is suing the RIAA, the SDMI, and others. The SDMI folks said that they never intended to pursue legal action, but the plaintiffs say that’s not enough – they’re seeking precedent that privileges the First Amendment over the DMCA.
peer to peer developments but missed the big conference a few weeks ago, go directly to Graeme Thickins’ O’Reilly P2P Conference Report. It’s an excellent account of the proceedings, including tons of quotes. My favourite bit was the recap of Lawrence Lessig’s presentation.