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

You are not a Gadget, by Jaron Lanier is an analysation of how humans ultimately interact with and study technology, and how we as humans are impacted by the way that we interact with the technology. In the last half of the book, Lanier revisits the claims he had previously discussed in the earlier chapters of […]

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 – 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 […]

There has been plenty of news about the link between employment and having a Social Networking account. If a person is applying for a job, many businesses will search for that person’s MySpace or Facebook page, giving them an insight into their personal life. Depending on the content of your pictures, this can make the […]

As a person who plays the occasional video game, there will always be a time when I should purchase a new one. However, the latest games are not all as good as they seem. Who do you trust to to separate the good from the bad? Well, there are people who are paid to do […]

In a mere thirty years, technology has changed dramatically. We have  gone from computers the size of rooms to ones that will fit on our laps and run incomparably faster. My father feels that his life would be significantly different had he grown up with the technology we have today… Image from Chilton-Computing.org.uk More information […]

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