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Monthly Archives: February 2008

What will happen to Microsoft? Feb 27, 2008

60 Second Science—The last couple weeks have been filled with news on Microsoft. Microsoft attempts to acquire Yahoo! Microsoft invests $3 million in the development of healthcare applications. Microsoft gives away high-end software development tools to college students. Microsoft takes … Continue reading

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Playing Doctor Feb 26, 2008

Here’s another article (or book, as it were) summary written for my science communication course.  I read Playing Doctor quite some time ago, so there may be some inaccuracies here due to the vicissitude of memory.  Please feel free to … Continue reading

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Narrative Concepts Feb 26, 2008

Another blog post I’ve written for my science communication class… Okay, three disclaimers: This post is gonna be super-long, but it’s intended to summarize all the narrative pieces—a whole segment of this week’s reading. I’m cribbing unashamedly from a lit … Continue reading

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Lessig Dodges the Draft Feb 25, 2008

Last week, I wrote that Lawrence Lessig was considering a run for Congress. Tonight it was announced he’s decided against it. The New York Times‘ Lede blog has the story, as does Lessig’s website, of course. He’s suggesting that, despite … Continue reading

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Four more years! (Or hopefully three.) Feb 23, 2008

Just got word from the faculty last night that I’m officially going to be matriculating to the Ph.D. program in Communication at Cornell. It’s the thing I came here to do, so it’s a relief that the final decision’s been … Continue reading

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The Week of the Geek Feb 22, 2008

Just a quick post to commemorate the fact that this has been a huge week in nerd news. A quick recap of the happenings that may forever change the technological landscape—or not. Who can say? Code/Free Culture guru Lawrence Lessig … Continue reading

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Your Album Collection, Reimagined Feb 21, 2008

My friend Dima has an interesting post on his blog about the pros and cons of the de-localized desktop. I’ve been thinking about this for awhile—the notion that increasingly your hard drive is being supplanted by online storage, and your … Continue reading

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The Dominant View of Popularization Feb 20, 2008

Here’s another summary sketch I wrote for my science communication class. This one attempts a one-page summary of Stephen Hilgartner’s 1990 article, “The Dominant View of Popularization: Conceptual Problems, Political Uses,” originally published in the journal, Social Studies of Science. … Continue reading

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DraftLessig.org Feb 18, 2008

Apparently Internet law scholar John Palfrey and friends are campaigning to have Lawrence Lessig…campaign. They’ve begun a website and facebook group titled “Draft Lessig,” with the intent of getting the man to run for Congress in California’s 12th District. Lessig … Continue reading

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Culture, Law and Politics of the Internet Feb 18, 2008

Since I drew attention to the course blog for my science comm class, I thought I’d also put up a link to the wiki produced by my information science class last semester. The course, “Culture, Law and Politics of the … Continue reading

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