Links for May 19th

Unpleasant Medicine I think it’s significant that there’s no consensus on the larger-scale significance of environmental threats; indeed, our responses are severely polarized, as if these are debatable matters of…

Links for September 8th

Cory Doctorow: Special Pleading Six years ago, Down and Out in the Magic Kingdom couldn’t be counted as a real success for open publishing because I was too obscure to…

Links for July 6th

Coffee ‘may reverse Alzheimer’s’ Drinking five cups of coffee a day could reverse memory problems seen in Alzheimer’s disease, US scientists say. The Florida research, carried out on mice, also…

Links for April 27th

Giving It Away The thing about an e-book is that it's a social object. It wants to be copied from friend to friend, beamed from a Palm (nasdaq: PALM –…

Links for April 16th

UK ‘has the worst copyright laws’ UK copyright laws “needlessly criminalise” music fans and need to be updated, a consumer watchdog says. UK laws that make it a copyright violation…

Links for April 7th

The amorality of the faithful Rabbi Avi Shafran is a columnist who, to my mind, represents the very worst of religious dogma. He often writes about “morality”, bemoaning the horrid…

Links for March 26th

”Hello America, I’m a British Muslim’ When British businessman Imran Ahmad was made redundant in January, instead of hitting the Job Centre he decided to arrange a one-man speaking tour…

Links for March 12th

Iron Maiden speak out over riot Heavy metal group Iron Maiden’s tour manager has criticised the people who were arrested for trying to gatecrash a concert in Bogota. Colombian police…

Bookmarks for March 5th through March 10th

YouTube vs PRS: whoever wins, it’s bad news for musicians – You’ve got to hand it to Google: when it threw its toys out of the pram over its dispute…

Bookmarks for February 25th through February 27th

A false sense of security – The real danger of social networks is complacency, not cancer, says Bill Thompson Ryanair mulls charge for toilets – Irish budget airline Ryanair has…

Bookmarks for February 15th through February 16th

NABBC National Convention – A bright but cold morning recently greeted the delegates for the 2009 National Convention of the National Association of Brass Band conductors (NABBC) at their convention…