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Why Apple insiders are pushing this book over Walter Isaacson’s biography.

slate.com — Someday, someone will write the definitive book about how Steve Jobs led Apple out of the wilderness, saving a near-dead company that ultimately became one of the world's most valuable and beloved enterprises. It will combine a genuine understanding of technology with a full, nuanced, and unblinkered view of Jobs,...

Claims of satanic cult and child sacrifices in London are baseless, judge rules

theguardian.com — A high court judge has dismissed claims that children in north London have been abused by paedophiles in a satanic cult. Mrs Justice Pauffley said details of the claims had been circulating on the internet. She said she had been asked to investigate by social services bosses, and had conducted a fact-finding exercise, at a family court hearing in London.

Patterico puts his trust solely in markets; I put mine in wider checks and balances

dangillmor.com — Patrick Frey, aka Patterico, and I appear to agree on several things when it comes to government's role, if any, in assuring freedom of speech by promoting an open Internet. This is progress. (If you're spending your valuable time following any of this, here's his first attack post; then my reply; and now his further response.)

Patterico puts his trust in business; I put mine in checks and balances

dangillmor.com — Patrick Frey, aka Patterico, and I appear to agree on several things when it comes to government's role, if any, in assuring freedom of speech by promoting an open Internet. This is progress. (If you're spending your valuable time following any of this, here's his first attack post; then my reply; and now his further response.)

A disagreement about Net control: rebutting Patterico’s falsehoods

dangillmor.com — Patrick Frey, who blogs and tweets under the pseudonym Patterico, picked an odd fight yesterday over what should have been a simple disagreement. In the process he made false statements about what I believe about and desire in telecom/media policy.

The presidential primary debate 2.0

theguardian.com — On Wednesday night, the Republican candidates for president will meet on stage at the Ronald Reagan Library in California for a ritual that makes democracy look idiotic. In front of a television audience that would be much better-off watching almost anything else, the candidates will "debate" each other.

The search engine shouldn’t decide what’s true.

slate.com — David Weinberger, a senior researcher at Harvard's Berkman Center, writes about the effect of tech on ideas. His most recent book is Too Big to Know. Follow him on Twitter. Search for "vaccines." At least within our filter bubble, the top item in Google's "In the news" section earlier this...

“Speaking Openly” on Open Education Week

dangillmor.com — Glad to be part of a group of folks offering ideas and responses by video in Jonathan Worth's fascinating experiment, "Speaking Openly," a conversation that includes Cory Doctorow, Audrey Waters, N...

AIG Ripoff Gets More Maddening

boingboing.net — It's even more disgusting than we heard yesterday. According to the Wall Street Journal, AIG, the financial giant that has taken more than $170 billion of our money to save it from extinction -- and given lots of it to other financial companies -- is paying almost half a billion dollars in bonuses (my emphasis in first quoted paragraph) to employees in its financial products unit.

Guardian’s climate-change campaign is a vital kind of journalism: takes a stand and fights for what it believes

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Mar 26, 2015

@stevebuttry A lot of folks are sending you their best thoughts...

Mar 26, 2015

ESPN says Dean Smith's will leaves $200 each to about 180 former players whose unpaid labor made him millions. espn.go.com/mens-college-b…

Mar 26, 2015

hey @Motorola why no 5.x update for Moto G, which has been promised for a while now.

Mar 26, 2015

When someone prefaces a statement with "honestly, to tell you the truth," I kinda wonder about that... nytimes.com/2015/03/27/nyr…

Mar 26, 2015

@FederalistFL It's a law that sanctions bigotry and discrimination. But feel free to have the last word.

Mar 26, 2015

@FederalistFL Good dodge. But you didn't answer the question.

Mar 26, 2015

@FederalistFL So you believe it's okay to refuse to serve someone because of his/her race, if that would offend your religion?

Mar 26, 2015

FBI now advising you to leave your phone wide open to criminals: techdirt.com/articles/20150…

Mar 26, 2015

Major props to @Benioff for putting corporate muscle behind objections to Indiana's new pro-bigotry law recode.net/2015/03/26/sal…



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