Digital Domesday Book Unlocked

“The project was developed by the BBC to create a computer-based, multimedia version of the Domesday Book, marking the 900th anniversary of the 1086 archive. But the snapshot of in the UK in the mid-1980s was stored on two virtually indestructible interactive video discs” which, just 15 years later, were so obsolete they were illegible to modern computers. Engineers have developed emulation software that make the files accessible once more.…

Telling All Online: It's a Man's World (Isn't It?)

While the websites that traditional journalists tend to read and cite are written mostly by men, most people who are even vaguely familiar with weblogs would have little trouble finding good ‘blogs written by women. “Was there really a gender gap in Blogville? The answer, I soon learned, was complicated. And it was wrapped up in knotty issues like the power of celebrity, the male tilt of the computer industry,…

The Internet Debacle — An Alternative View

“Costing me money? I don’t pretend to be an expert on intellectual property law, but I do know one thing. If a music industry executive claims I should agree with their agenda because it will make me more money, I put my hand on my wallet–and check it after they leave, just to make sure nothing’s missing….And it’s difficult to convince an educated audience that artists and record labels are…