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How I’d like to consume interact with my news

(Prompted by a discussion today with Doc Searls, newly minted editor-in-chief of the reborn Linux Journal, and full of plans to redefine the relationship between publication, reader and advertiser. With some notes from over a year ago after prodding by Dave Winer) My personal news portal I follow about 30-40 sources of news (from CNN…

The Charlie Hebdo attack: time to declare my values again

Here's what I believe: You have a right to your opinion, whatever it may be. I have a right to my opinion, whatever it may be. You have a right to state your opinion, but not to shout it into my ear. I have the right to not listen to your opinion. I have a…

Github blocked in India — why even business needs a decentralized internet

Today's news: Internet users in India are starting to lose to access websites including GitHub, Internet Archive, Pastebin, and Vimeo under an order from India's DoT (Department of Telecom). ... "The websites that have been blocked were based on an advisory by Anti Terrorism Squad, and were carrying Anti India content from ISIS." So, somebody…

Why did Google/Nest buy Revolv?

The Verge has the scoop: Nest has just acquired Boulder, CO-based Revolv, one of the most flexible smart home platforms on the market. It's a big move in the growing smart home market, which has two main battles: the individual devices and the platform they run on to make our homes smarter. Nest, with its…

Ebola: The Incompetence is Breathtaking

I'm having a hard time digesting news about Ebola, particularly in the US. Just how incompetent can everybody be? There seems little to no training for nurses for how to stay safe. What? Here's one article, I've seen many. Update Oct-16: The second infected nurse in Texas decided to fly around, not once, but twice,…