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Month: November 2002 (page 1 of 3)

So long, weekends.

Ephraim Schwartz notices that mobile technology isn’t exactly giving us more free time. Glenn Fleishmann follows up with with this rueful reflection on the erosion of personal time. My grandparents’ generation fought tooth and nail to win a 40-hour workweek.… Read the rest

Bollywood Spiderman.

Xeni Jardin cracks me up. First she wonders, What if Spiderman had been a Bollywood epic? The result: Dancing Spidey. She adds that the cardinal rule of Bollywood filmmaking is “more is better.” Put in a few Japanese anime characters, and you get this.… Read the rest

Watching you.

DARPA’s Information Awareness Office has a really creepy logo: a pyramid surmounted by a floating eye, which is shining a beam of light onto the Earth. Now that the Homeland Security Act has been signed into law, these guys are going to town, and $243 million has already been earmarked for the office’s snoopy “Total Information Awareness” project.… Read the rest

Librarian activists.

Librarians in Washington: Kicking butt and taking names.

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What would Jesus shoot?

Hartford, Conn., Nov. 25– A militia of handgun-toting representatives of religious groups trying to get major gun manufacturers to build smaller guns stopped at Colt Manufacturing headquarters today. Their bumper stickers asked: “What would Jesus shoot?”

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Moblogs.

Justin Hall investigates the convergence of weblogs and mobile/wireless technologies, and concludes that future moblogs will replace today’s weblogs as well as today’s newspapers. “So weblogs in the future, on our phones, might not exist as an old media analogue: discreet publications, edited by one discreet group of people.Read the rest

Lem movie.

Stanislaw Lem is alive and well and still writing in Poland, and Steven Soderbergh is making a movie based on Lem’s 1961 novel Solaris. “He knows it’s coming,” Mr. Soderbergh said. “I hope he’s in good health when he sees it.”… Read the rest

Blog space.

Xian on Userland’s John Robb: I was picturing him commenting on NASA’s new space planes, by posting something like: “Those bureaucrats are crazy building a new round of smaller space shuttles. What they really need is a Manila server and just give all the astronauts Radio weblogs and bang, zoom– off to the moon!”Read the rest

Philosopher poet.

Joseph Duemer is a philosopher, a poet, and a damn thoughtful weblogger. (via Matrullo)

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Culture critic.

Via bookslut: The Major Fall, the Minor Lift is a weblog of culture, literature, music commentary. I think. Looks interesting.

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