dan gillmor on coming issues raised by computers. the interesting thing for me (and a point which isn’t addressed) is how many of the issues inter-relate: crypto touches privacy, surveillance, and anonymity; surveillance and anonymity touch on the issue of age-appropriate content; and so on. no solutions here, either.
drivers beware! spike the bike is out there… (also added to the ‘at leisure’ list).
this book could be interesting, especially as i was just diagnossed with borderline hypertension. the good news is i can know say i’m under doctor’s orders to finish graduate school as soon as possible…
Harry Noller’s group at UCSC crystallizes ribosomes to new higher levels of resolution. pretty cool, and i’m sure that the science articles will have many pretty pictures, if you’re into that sort of thing.
There’s a thread over at molbio.org about some goof-ups with celera and the drosophila sequencing project. interesting parallels with corel and open source software are left as an exercise for the reader.
I also started the thread over there that I threatened to start last week.