Links for 31st May 2009

Fresh from the clogged tubes of teh intarwubs…

  1. On the Street and On Facebook: The Homeless Stay Wired

    "Michael Ross creates his own electricity, with a gas generator perched outside his yellow-and-blue tent. For a year, Mr. Ross has stood guard at a parking lot for construction equipment, under a deal with the owner. Mr. Ross figures he has been homeless for about 15 years, surviving on his Army pension.

    Inside the tent, the taciturn 50-year-old has an HP laptop with a 17-inch screen and 320 gigabytes of data storage, as well as four extra hard drives that can hold another 1,000 gigabytes, the equivalent of 200 DVDs. Mr. Ross loves movies. He rents some from Netflix and Blockbuster online and downloads others over an Ethernet connection at the San Francisco public library." The human is a tenacious thing in this post-geography world.

    Tagged with: technologyinterneteconomicsculturelifestylepovertyhomelesssocial-networkspost-geography

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