I am no fan of Facebook but I have to respect professional contrarian Dave Winer’s point, that Facebook enabled everyone to post anything online. This is what they did right and I (and Winer) can keep saying that everyone should have a blog (and they should) but it’s not trivial to have a blog. Facebook provided a platform and an audience.
Yes, Facebook failed in many other ways and they may go the way of Myspace. And we should find a way to replace what Facebook did right.
I hadn’t realised that; there are no more children in the world from the 20th century. They are all adults now.
China has run into problems with their censorship: When you need workers to censor content, they have to know what they are censoring and if your censoring is too efficient, they wont know what they are supposed to be censoring.
How can you know when to censor June 4 if you have never heard of the hundreds of deaths on Tiananmen Square in 1989? Well, there are now companies in China certifying censors by teaching them the “forbidden knowledge”.
If you think this only happens in communist tyrannies you are not paying attention.
Someone has taken Orwell’s warnings as a recipe: Some Chinese schoolchildren will now be tracked using chips in their uniforms. They are starting with the poorest areas first and then, once the kinks are ironed out, it will spread. The schools with the ethnic minorities will probably be second.
Will it stop with schools and children? Students? Workers?
Will it spread beyond China?
The Moon doesn’t have a dark side. But, the Pink Floyd album is great.
Congratulations to the Chinese for landing a probe on the far side of the moon.
I accept that “dark side” is used to mean the “originally unseen by human eyes” but it still bothers me.
To those that do not know this already – you should really look at the moon once in a while – the rotation of Moon is tide-locked with Earth and, though libration causes it to change a little back and forth, the same side is always pointing towards us.
Also, the moon is upside-down when you travel to a different hemisphere.
I knew this movie would be good but I did not realise just how stunning it looks. The story is good and compared to most superhero movies, it’s great. But the visuals, how they are used to tell the story and how they call back to the actual comics, are stunning.
If you have ever read a superhero comic you should watch this movie.
I wonder if some of the visuals effects will only mean something as long as we have print media in the way of the “old days”. Anyway, the movie was made now and should be experienced in that context.
If you haven’t read a superhero comic you should still watch this movie.
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