Flickr and your wine collection. Take a snap of the label and comment on wines that you drink to jog your memory later.
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.
on Lessig and copyright. I don’t understand how Dave’s position is different than the RIAA or Valenti. Can someone enlighten me? He says that he diverges from the entertainment industry because they don’t pay the artists. That difference has little or nothing to do with the copyright issue, does it?
, very graciously, to Dave Winer in his weblog. “Hey, Dave, peace. Of course I don’t mean that you’ve, literally, done nothing. Obviously and of course, you’ve done great things for the movement. Nor when I criticized the copyright system was I saying anything about you. (Obviously lots of people use copyright to spread knowledge, rather than hide it. Copyleft is still copyright. And I am, as my writing should make clear, pro-copyright.)”
. In a post today, Dave Winer wrote, in Scripting News, “I am open to supporting and working with Lessig, but we need clarification and possibly a discussion with the professor on his position re copyrights for software.” But yesterday he was trashing the guy: “To Lessig, who says we’re doing nothing, up yours.” Hardly sounds like someone who is open to working with the guy, does it? With friends like these, neither Dave nor Lessig needs many enemies. Because at base, these guys are pretty much on the same side.