Archive for July, 2007

What to read next …

Monday, July 30th, 2007

A very kind person loaned me a copy of the latest Harry Potter. I have the third book in the His Dark Materials series sitting on my nightstand. While I finished up my book group reading assignment, I debated which one to read next. I finished the second book of His Dark Materials last week […]

Music Industry Toleration of MP3 Blogs

Saturday, July 28th, 2007

National Public Radio’s Weekend Edition has an update on the tension between the music industry and certain music fan weblogs. Some record labels tolerate group music fan sites. A blogger at one of the sites recently received a threat of legal action against a special MP3 he posted from a company some labels use to […]

BarCamp Manchester, 7/28, 10a-5p

Wednesday, July 25th, 2007

BarCamp Manchester is happening on Saturday, July 28, from 10 am to 5 pm at the Amoskeag Business Incubator (ABI) in one of the former mill buildings along the Merrimack River.

LibCamp Boston BPL July 28

Tuesday, July 24th, 2007

LibCamp Boston is being held in the McKim Conference Room, Boston Public Library on Saturday, July 28, 2007 10 am-4 pm It’s based on the unconference BarCamp style. The discussion will include Library 2.0, emerging tools and other stuff. It’s also free! For more info: posted by Rich

Have you finished reading Harry Potter yet?

Saturday, July 21st, 2007

Well, have you? I was supposed to do something completely different Friday night, but I postponed those plans with the hope of going to at least part of the Harry Potter festivities in Harvard Square. I ended up staying far later than my original intention, but I would say it was worth it. I planned […]

What are you doing for Harry Potter’s release?

Friday, July 20th, 2007

I wonder if that’s going to be Weekend America’s question this week. So, what are you doing for the newest and possibly last volume of the book series Harry Potter’s release? I read somewhere about some late night partying in Harvard Square. Too bad my favorite Harry Potter fan isn’t here to go with me.

What does a soldier read during the war?

Wednesday, July 18th, 2007

I don’t know why I’ve been writing more than usual about reading lately. Maybe it’s because I’ve been reading some great books. Maybe it’s because everyone seems to think more about reading during the summer. Maybe it’s the new Harry Potter coming out in … a matter of hours that aren’t so difficult to count […]

Searching for a Public Radio Host

Wednesday, July 18th, 2007

Jake Shapiro of Public Radio Exchange, whom I’ve met a few times through various Berkman Center for Internet & Society events, tells Weekend America host Bill Radke about the Public Radio Talent Quest, the search for a new radio host. PRX started it as a contest open to anyone and receive a myriad of submissions, […]

I miss having a whiteboard.

Tuesday, July 17th, 2007

Once upon a time, I had an office with a whiteboard. I did a very good job of keeping it full and tended it regularly. It might be one of the things I miss the most about that job. As we’re evaluating knowledge sharing tools for a project, I keep thinking about how simple and […]

The Person with the Most Wikipedia Articles Wins.

Monday, July 16th, 2007

Garrett e-mailed me a story from AlterNet about the man with the most Wikipedia articles: Richard Farmbrough, Wikipedian for 39 months and an admin for 30. "I am not actually obsessed with Wikipedia, despite appearances! If I am obsessed with anything, it is continuous improvement. I see Wikipedia as an example of this …" Farmbrough […]