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A "complex" economy may make all journalists blind

I found a paper about concentration of certain human activities in large cities that… maybe does not give enough coverage to some among the most important of those activities.

Catholics, Free Software and Free Knowledge, again

Almost ten years ago, I wrote about Free Software’s surprising sympathy with Catholic doctrine, noting that, albeit certain statements sound _“as if they could have been written by Richard M. Stallman, founder of the Free Software Foundation (FSF), in fact, they come from the Vatican Report “Ethics in Internet” (EiI)“.

What are the Commons anyway? Some answers and thoughts from ECC 2013 in Berlin

I’ve already written some of the things I heard and discussed at the 2013 Economics and Commons Conference in Berlin, from weak arguments against copyright to a few practical questions and suggestions to all commoners.

It is time for European microprocessors and FPGAs

CPUs, that is Central Processing Units, are the central microprocessors that make all the real computing work inside modern computers, from desktop ones to smartphones and servers.

You will not die. You will just have a hard time, forever. Unless...

John Michael Greer makes a really important provocation. He begins explaining a few things about the current world that everybody not living in a hole already knows:

Bringing rural Europe online: what’s better, wireless or fiber?

Several sessions and seminars of the 2011 European Open Days (*) have covered the theme of how to bring broadband connectivity to every European citizen. According to several Open Days panelists, when scarcely populated and possibly rugged rural areas get fast, reliable and affordable non-stop access to online services: