I’m a different person because of the internet. And as the internet as a medium changes, so do I. When at first new platforms took me into conversations and minds around the world, it felt like liberation. Unfettered creativity. Freedom of information. New tools taught me new ways to learn, communicate and share. The web was a most welcome bolt on for my mind. I still find it hard to grasp … [Read more...] about We created something wondrous. Now let us learn how to use it.
Recently I got to see Richard Stallman talk in London. He was the guest of the Open Rights Group and the Electronic Frontier Foundation. I have his talk and the Q&A that followed embedded and linked below. First though are my initial impressions recorded at the end of the night. (Skip to the three embeds & ogg links below if you want to hear Richard Stallman's talk.) Richard … [Read more...] about Richard Stallman Talks
On more than one occasion, while out and about taking photographs, (mainly in London) I've been stopped for having a camera round my neck and looking like I might be about to take a picture. Yup, that's all it seems to take now-a-days to raise the suspicions of some underpaid private security guard. Just be out and about minding your own photographic business, perhaps dangerously close to the … [Read more...] about Do I look like a terrorist?