Kevin Werbach As Its Now Being Deployed Broadband Is Too Slow T

Kevin Werbach: “As its now being deployed, ‘broadband’ is too slow, too expensive, too asymmetric, and too restricted to be the driver of economic growth.” [Scripting News]

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Ellison Goes With the Wind. Larry Ellison, Oracle’s CEO, is pursuing a new challenge: bringing the America’s Cup home to the San Francisco Bay. By Sharael Feist. [Wired News]

Speed Metal For Gender Bending Fiction Theresa Nielsen Hayden Notes

Speed Metal for Gender Bending Fiction. Theresa Nielsen Hayden notes the Seattle “Literate Metal” band Blöödhag, who sing songs about James Tiptree, Jr. and Ursula K. Le Guin, and other writers. [More Like This WebLog]

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The Shame of Egypt. President Hosni Mubarak of Egypt describes himself as America’s leading Arab ally. Yet his anti-democratic behavior is an embarrassment to Washington and an affront to his own people. [New York Times: Opinion]

Paul Collins: How to be Obscure

I listened to Paul Collins talk today on “How to be Obscure”. It’s an entertaining talk on people who were almost famous, or should have been famous, but are now unremebered. Stories told included N-Rays, studies of the effects of opium and how an inventor managed to automate a process and then make a fortune from it by not patenting it and keeping the process a secret.Collins edits the Collins’ library and is the author of Banvard’s Folly: Thirteen People Who Didn’t Change the World.

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ACLU, consumer groups push open access. The Internet’s status as an open forum for ideas will come under attack if cable companies aren’t forced to open up their broadband networks to rivals, the groups say. [CNET]