Does paying for almost everything you read put you at a distinct advantage? On one hand, yes, no doubt. On the other, I find certain propositions a bit troubling.
- Saturday morning I discovered that a certain Web services company had integrally copied on their own website, without even proper attribution, most of the articles I have written for a magazine. Do they believe the biggest lie on the Internet? Even if that’s the case, no problem. I just did what I routinely do in such. Saturday morning I wrote them this email: Greetings, It looks like you integrally copied without authorization some tens of articles of mine from , as everybody may see by searching my name in your website with Google.
Lxer.com is an aggregator of (mostly) reader-submitted news about Linux and Free/Open Source software. On March 27th, 2012, Lxer.com published this news:
- Attention is precious and scarce like gold in this age of continuous interruptions, tweets limited to 140 characters and people for which something simply doesn’t exist if it doesn’t pop out in the first page of Google Search results. In september 2010 I have participated to a conference devoted to this theme, that is Paying Attention: Digital Media Cultures and Generational Responsibility. It has been an interesting experience and one that has confirmed to me, as I’ll explain in a moment, the need for “hackers” and all the other people, including (especially?