Archive for the 'DRM' Category

Happy hacking: Dim Sum with Richard Stallman

Thursday, February 12th, 2009

It is a well known fact that hackers – the original MIT hackers, anyhow – love Chinese food. In truth, I think it’s because the only restaurants open when they’d come to after 7, 13 or 24 hours of straight programming, only to find it was 4am and they were about to faint from hunger. […]

Learning to love the command line

Friday, September 5th, 2008

Last night I attended a free workshop at Free Geek called “How I stopped worrying and learned to love the command line.” Who wouldn’t want to go, with a title like that? I love FreeGeek. I’ll just say that upfront. Everything about it invokes the New Society that I dream of, but picture only vaguely […]

The digital imprimatur and the right to read

Wednesday, April 23rd, 2008

Now that I have finished all the pesky non-dissertation requirements of my degree, I’m settling in to the research/fieldwork phase. This is the phase directly before the writing of my dissertation. While completing my comps and writing my thesis proposal, I did not have much time to keep up with nor dig deep into the […]