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‘hanging out the dirty linen’ to delve into the ethics of IT’s role in society.

Conferencing is serious business. Businesses love to save money, which seems logical enough. Especially in large corporations such as Cisco Systems, a huge amount is spent on flights for representatives to meet other representatives in different countries. Not only is this expensive, it’s not a fantastic solution to helping nature. However, the annual costs have […]

Okay, time to summarise two essays written by Vernor Vinge and Nick Bostrom, on two different aspects of artificial intelligence. Vinge’s piece from 1993 dicsusses the evolution of artificial intelligence and the coming ‘singularity’. Bostrom’s argument from 2002 centres around our existence in a computer simulation. The propositions are both interesting, if a little extreme […]

E-Commerce Notes

These are my notes on e-commerce, taken from Computer Confluence, pages 509 to 529…

A recent article by BBC News states that the Chinese government is still firm in their choices of Internet censorship. While most countries keep blocked websites to a minumum, China is known for being ruthless in what the public can and cannot see online. Examples include social networking sites such as Facebook for allowing free […]

Remix (the Presentation)

This is my Empressr presentation for Remix by Lawrence Lessig. Because the embedding funtion is not working, here is a link to the Presentation. http://www.empressr.com/View.aspx?token=qwOQMEEV2Po%3d

Remix – Update Three

Well, this is my third required blog post (out of three) to review my little book experience. It seems that everybody else is still at post number one, so I’m not sure who’s doing the right thing here… Anyway, I finally completed Remix and now I can report the final conclusion about how a ‘hybrid […]

Remix – Update Two

Having read the first and second (of three) parts, my third post about Remix by Lawrence Lessig can only summarise so much. What I have read is building up to the final part, which will most likely reveal this ‘hybrid economy’ that is being written about. He has given many examples where businesses seem so […]

Remix – Update One

Fats Million is reading Remix by Lawrence Lessig! Thank you, Slowpoke. In my first update with the book I am reading for ITGS, Lessig has already delved into the topic of a ‘hybrid economy’ to combat piracy. As he has written, many people believe that “Either Hollywood will win or The Net will win” the […]

“For more than a decade, we’ve been waging a war on our kids in the name of the 20th Century’s model of “copyright law.” In this, the last of his books about copyright, Lawrence Lessig maps both a way back to the 19th century, and to the promise of the 21st. Our past teaches us […]

The writer of a worm that can enter jailbroken iPhones has accepted a job to be a hacker full time. Although he will be doing his work for good, are iPhone owners so happy about the situation? For more information, visit this link. I believe that this article will be a good choice for my […]

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