Recent articles and stories in the NY Times and on National Public Radio have brought great attention to the album Innocence and Despair: The Langley Schools Music Project. The album consists of pop/rock songs such as Fleetwood Mac's Rhiannon, The Eagles' Desperado, and David Bowie's Space Oddity recorded by elementary school students in 1970's rural British Columbia, with haunting, humorous, and often powerful results.
If you've been a bit frustrated by all the hype surrounding Sylvia Ann Hewlett's Creating a Life: Professional Women and the Quest for Children, then this witty article from Salon will feel like a cleansing sorbet between heavy courses!!!
Ever receive a message from a mailing list that reads something like I agree. and then have to dig around to figure out what the person is agreeing to? This short article presents a practical discussion on how best to quote text when replying to an e-mail message.
Those of you who have been searching for Lego recreations of key scenes from Lord of the Rings need search no further.
Selwyn Wright, an engineer at the University of Huddersfield in Yorkshire, UK, has taken the technology used in those noise-cancelling headphones you see people wear on planes, and used it to create a device that can provide quiet for a whole area.
Not quite what The Chief had in mind, but we're getting there.
In this article, Jamie Zawinski (one of the original Netscape developers, who is now in the interesting position of being both a programmer and a nightclub owner), explains in fairly plain English some of the realities of music copyright law and practice, and what proposed changes to both will mean for the future of Internet radio.
So, you're developing image recognition software and you need a way to test it. What better application than building a smarter cat door?
In this op-ed piece, San Jose Mercury News columnist Dan Gillmor speaks out against the growing trend toward a few conglomerates controlling almost all mass media, and those same conglomerates' recent attempts to take control of the Internet and your computer.
Unfortunately, a similar grab for control is taking place outside the U.S. as well.