eeeww... I wonder what people do with this used gum when they buy it. Or maybe I shouldn't ask...
The program is online here. I'll be on the DISRUPTION panel.Ars Electronica 2004Video Streams
In addition to the proceeding of the Ars Electronica Gala, the panels of the TIMESHIFT Symposium and the Prix Forum as well as the speech by Itsuo Sakane, the Re-inventing Radio Symposium and the launch of Creative Commons Austria will be available online as video streams.
Now listening to: Anarchy in the UK by the Sex Pistols
I reported back in September 2003 that an Indian newspaper reported a local company receiving an outsourcing contract from the Republicans for fund-raising calls. The Republicans denied this at the time. Dvorak has an update.
I personally have nothing against outsourcing to India, but it probably looks bad for the RNC.The Telegraph - CalcuttaIndian voices in Bush pitch - Geography error blows lid off campaign outsourcing
The Texas outfit may have actually got away with its outsourcing exercise if it had not been for the poor training given to Indian telemarketers who handled the job. Sources here said the India-based operation was exposed when one American who received a fund-raising phone call on behalf of the Republican Victory Committee wanted to know where the call was coming from.
“The Washington DC of Virginia,” the caller answered. Washington, the US capital, is actually in DC, short for District of Columbia, and Virginia is its neighbouring state.
I agree with David Weinberger that the wifi project in Philadelphia is a good thing. Like David, I hear and understand the arguments against government running things that businesses can do, but I think that in the case of some of the low cost basic infrastructure like this, I think municipal governments can often deploy and run it just fine. I think that we need to start thinking of parts of our network as assets like roads, which can and should be run by government.
I will add that in most cases I believe in free markets and competition for this sort of thing.