Brain Teaser

What may seem like a moral or cultural crusade of utopian dimensions may in fact be a pragmatic necessity, even to those with the most callous notions of self-interest. Recognizing our identity as a species and our fragile place in evolutionary history may be the first, indispensable step toward saving ourselves. -Quote from the document below.

Dan Gillmor: Liberty Takes Work

Dan Gillmor wrote some inspiring words in his last column for the SJMercury:

The Internet and its progeny are still early in their development, meanwhile. The Net is nowhere near as universal as it will be when we enter an age of what some call ubiquitous computing, but the outlines of its value are obvious today. For example, all media will eventually move around the world in little digital packages, called packets, that are the basic units of tomorrow's communications. The importance of this -- in decimating old businesses while improving most people's lives -- has not been sufficiently appreciated.

Tsunami News from 70 Sources

I've set up a special category for Tsunami news on my aggregator. I check off items to go here manually, so where as my aggregator updates every 30 mins, this will only update every 4 hours. Nevertheless, maybe it will be of use: Tsunami News Items

BBC Tsunami Video

A BBC video of the tsunami hitting Aceh Indonesia, just 80 miles from the center of the earthquake. Link to video.

The Urgent and the Important

My new friend Suhit, the tech guru of the SEAEAT bloggers, wrote a wonderful post about what the Tsunami taught him. I suggest everyone read it for themselves.

A shameful response to the US's shameful response

David Weinberger posted last night about the shockingly small amount of money the United States was pledging to the Tsunami victims. I posted about it briefly at the PBAHQ, and got tracked back by a British professor named David Smith who discussed the matter in more detail:

It is, then, a shock to read these sentiments:

Being an Anarchist in Texas

Mimus Pauly Asks:

Hey, Nick, what's it like being an anarchist in Lone Star Nation Under Bush? Jesus H. Christ...

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