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The beginning of the end for cash? Louisiana has banned the use of cash to buy second-hand goods. A pretty disastrous step for freedom and privacy - hopefully so-much-so that this will be overturned by a sheer wall of pubic opposition.
A list of top 100 science fiction books has been put together by NPR
As a more digestible follow-up to this, an interesting “science fiction and fantasy decision tree” has been constructed by SF Signal - my taste seems mostly to be on the right hand side (SF) of the tree, and in particular in the bottom-right corner
Ofcom:[Maharishi School] pupils make outstanding progress from their individual starting points http://bit.ly/7hVNI Acad:http://bit.ly/b8Xzt
Given that I am now updating Twitter much more regularly than I update my blog, I thought it would make sense to link the two - there are a bunch of Wordpress plugins that do a good job of displaying your latest tweets in a sidebar on your blog, but I thought it would be better to have the tweets as actual blog posts (so that they don’t take ages to load, and disappear entirely during Twitter’s frequent downtime, as well as to make them searchable from my blog). This way, you save / archive your Twitter posts (tweets) for the rest of their natural life on your blog.
Thankfully, as always, there’s someone out there who has thought of this already and written a plugin for it - this time it’s Alex King with his Twitter Tools plugin - you can find Twitter Tools here: http://alexking.org/projects/wordpress - thanks Alex!
Love TechCrunch’s comparison of the launch of Google Wave (on the day of Microsoft Bing! ’s launch) to Lord of the Rings http://bit.ly/95USl
Sky TV on demand coming out for Xbox - streamed only. Also large pay-per-view movies catalogue. Wonder why Xbox only? http://bit.ly/WDyWB
Ars Technica/Wired report on the damage caused by anti-piracy DRM in games - nice change from BSA’s ‘$x bn lost sales’ http://bit.ly/CVGvm
Cool new types of electric vehicles just keep on coming http://bit.ly/CXzrW
Talk about generation gap - even for a media exec this is pretty short sighted w.r.t. the value of the internet http://bit.ly/ectNC .