Links for 29th September 2008

Fresh from the clogged tubes of teh intarwubs…

  1. written abroad « m john harrison blog

    "I miss nostalgia. Nostalgia came of age as an unacceptable sentiment with the invention of cheap, easy data storage–photography, tape recorders, analogue film cameras. At that point, memory started to die because its direct relationship with the felt began to die. Before the age of storage a memory arrived as an emotion. Now, memory is conceived of as something separate that can be guaranteed by a piece of equipment."

    Tagged with: riffnostalgiawritingphilosophymemorytechnologyM-John-Harrison

  2. Cloud computing is a trap, warns GNU founder

    "One reason you should not use web applications to do your computing is that you lose control," he said. "It's just as bad as using a proprietary program. Do your own computing on your own computer with your copy of a freedom-respecting program. If you use a proprietary program or somebody else's web server, you're defenceless. You're putty in the hands of whoever developed that software."

    Tagged with: web2.0cloudcomputingFOSSGNUStallmanprivacysecurity

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