Shop Class as Soulcraft

Reviewed by Jonas Lamb for the Juneau Empire Do you feel insulted by automatic faucets, throw-away electronics and high-end automobiles that have USB ports but no dipsticks? In Crawford's unique work, careful attention is given to the anatomy of frustration many of us share as we encounter technological advancements that claim to save our time … Continue reading Shop Class as Soulcraft

Google vs. Hathitrust

No holds barred cage match.  Well not exactly.  If  you're on the "Google is Evil" side then you should check out the Hathitrust Digital Repository.  In the spirit of digital=accessible, a group of 25 university libraries have contributed their digital collections (though not all in full-text) to this open access project.  Ironically many of the … Continue reading Google vs. Hathitrust

The Music Industry, Adapting to a Digital Future

In case you missed it, Terry Gross interviewed's, Eliot Van Buskirk on Fresh Air today. Van Buskirk eidts Listening Post, Wired magazine's music blog. I've been writing a paper about the ethics of digital rights management (DRM) technologies used to prevent unauthorized distribution of copyrighted digital music so this conversation was enlightening, it's very … Continue reading The Music Industry, Adapting to a Digital Future