Computer code on a screen

Blog revamp

I've made some design changes to this blog. For those who are interested, here are the details. Read the full post »
A three dimensional WordPress logo

Apologies for our appearance …

Problems with my webserver - should all be fixed now. Read the full post »
Aaron Swartz at Boston Wiki Meetup

Development and the death of Aaron Swartz

Aaron Swartz, who died on January 11th, worked and fought for key freedoms of our time: the right to information, to share knowledge and ideas, and to speak freely. This blog post considers the importance of these issues for development, and what we might do to continue his fight. Read the full post »
A screen capture of twitter on a website

Twitter: society’s new dial tone

This blog post first appeared on the Media and Government site.  It suggests that new media is not just a faster and 24 hour news channel. The political economy of media is changing in three important ways. Read the full post »
A collie with a quizzical look

Incessant barking

Cartoon of two dogs, as if in conversation
“I had my own blog for a while, but I decided to go back to just pointless, incessant barking.”

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Too much of a good thing?

Surprisingly many people prefer to receive this blog by email than to visit the website or use the RSS feed.  (You can sign up for the email on the blog page or here.)

For the last two bog … Go to to read the rest

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