What are we learning from Open Source?

This post about Open Source is in response to an essay called What did we learn from Open Source? by a scientist in Finland, Ilkka Tuomi. Open Source is a philosophy that promotes “free redistribution and access to an end product’s design and implementation details” according to the free, open-source platform Wikipedia. Open Source software […]

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Postlinear Media pictured in the past

This post is a response to an article on Postlinear Media in Mondo 2000, a cyberculture magazine published in California during the 1980s and 90s. It covered cyberpunk topics such as virtual reality and smart drugs. In todays’ terms, it was a more “anarchic and subversive prototype” for Wired magazine. Uncertain and somewhat concerned about the future, […]

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Could you survive without the Internet?

What do you think of this BBC news headline: “Youth cannot live without web”? A survey of 16 to 24 year olds found that 75% of them feel they “couldn’t live” without the Internet. Ok, maybe there is some truth behind it, but I wouldn’t say we’re that dependent as in life or death! If […]

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