Links for 27th January 2009

Fresh from the clogged tubes of teh intarwubs…

  1. Live Free or Drown: Floating Utopias on the Cheap

    ""Government is an inefficient industry because it has an insane barrier to entry," he says. "To compete with governments on existing land, you have to win a war, an election, or a revolution." He points to the democracy that emerged from the American Revolution as the last successful rollout and attributes the subsequent dry spell to the lack of uncolonized space on the map. "We've run out of frontier," he says."

    Tagged with: futurismarchitecturelibertarianismmicronationsseasteadingsociety

  2. Is the writing on the wall for penmanship?

    "I discovered two schools of thought: One is that it wouldn't matter if nobody learned handwriting because we all have computers, and the other is that this is an interesting, historic, valuable, and beautiful skill that has been around for thousands of years, and we are just tossing it out."

    Tagged with: sociologyculturecommunicationwritinghandwritingtechnologylanguage

  3. Contact Form 7 « WordPress Plugins

    Contact Form 7 can manage multiple contact forms, plus you can customize the form and the mail contents flexibly with simple markup.

    Tagged with: wordpressplugincontactform

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