The Patent Busting Project. “The new EFF initiative seeks to document these threats [to small organizations targeted by holders of bad patents] and fight back against them. EFF has pledged to file “re-examination” requests with the United States Patent and Trademark Office (PTO), asking the agency to revoke patents that are having negative effects on Internet innovation and free expression.”
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.”
The Social Life of Documents, by John Seely Brown and Paul Duguid.
User Not Found. “Dealing with the death of online friends.”
nine things that indicate a media company gets the net in his piece, “Cut off the head and the body dies” (apropos of Steve Case stepping down at AOL). It’s a pretty good list, in particular because it identifies that one of the net’s primary values to a traditional media outlet is to increase the authoritativeness of a publication. Linkability or stability are key elements.