: Women fail safe text test. “Three out of five mobile users have sent [SMS] messages they regret when they sober up. And women are worse offenders than men.”
over filters in libraries? San Francisco bans the use of filters in its public library system. A clear victory for those who understand that simplistic faux-solutions are worse than no solution at all.
I’ve never written a book, but I have had the experience of holding a book I helped produce (I co-designed, layed out, and helped edit) in my hot little hands when it first arrived from the publisher. I have had very few more satisfying feelings than that one – so I can just imagine how great Derek feels holding his book having written the thing!
All of which prompted an expensive day at Amazon yesterday. I bought DfC, Jeff Veen’s book, and the new-ish edition of Rheingold’s classic The Virtual Community, in which I believe my name is mentioned (among many others, a testament more to Howard’s supreme graciousness than to any contribution I may have made) in the Forward.
, before Seattle there was the APEC meeting in Vancouver. Today, the report of the RCMP’s Commission for Public Complaints was leaked. It found that, “Federal officials played an ‘improper role’ in security arrangements at the 1997 APEC summit, occasionally bullying RCMP officials who were poorly prepared for the melee officers should have known was coming, says a long-awaited report into the incident.”
I should be noted, however, that the Commission for Public Complaints is pretty much toothless, and efforts by protesters to get a higher-level inquiry going were rebuffed all the way to the Supreme Court of Canada.
. A protester has been killed anti-globalization demonstrations in Genoa, where the G7/8 are currently meeting. The press goes to great lengths to mark the protesters as “anarchists” and to suggest that everyone’s violent, but you know what? I don’t buy it. There’s no justification for that. Damage to property doesn’t justify killing a protester.