This is something I recall Cringley mentioning years ago. As electronic / computing content of cars (and motor vehicles generally, buses in this case) increases and whilst cars are globally distributed and mobile, it becomes sensible to think of vehicles as the “hubs” of an increasingly peer-to-peer global comms network.
Entries from May 2008
0 May 28, 2008 at 11:32am by Psybertron
0 May 28, 2008 at 11:13am by Psybertron
Lame managers (of a University College) using HSE excuse to limit traditional act.
1 May 27, 2008 at 9:10am by Psybertron
Struck in this story initially by the reference to nursing in contrast to health-care-management. Sometimes people are robbed of any intrinsic “job satisfaction” by their management systems. This medical example is the Dr James Willis “Friends in Low Places” agenda. Engagement with the task skills and their primary objectives is a key factor as Richard Sennett’s “The Craftsman” […]
0 May 21, 2008 at 11:05am by Psybertron
Cooling effect of Moon’s shadow on the earth’s atmosphere during an eclipse, moving across the earth’s surface at supersonic speeds, may be the source of very-low-frequency “infrasound” (ie inaudible to humans) shock-front that tips off some birds and animals to the approaching eclipse.
2 May 15, 2008 at 5:28pm by Psybertron
Excellent edition of “In Our Time” today, on the subject of the ancient library at Nineveh. Another example of the “enthusiastic scholar” in Karen Radner, but all good contributions. As well as the general Assyrian / Babylonian cultural history, including Gilgamesh and the even older myth of the Great Flood, it was fascinating to hear the […]
4 May 14, 2008 at 10:01pm by Psybertron
Interesting that this case was successful. If MySpace can be protected by the law what about every other social network or e-mail service. My WordPress Blog gets 100′s a day, 1000′s a month, and my GMail e-mail accounts get 1000 and 3000 apiece each month. The (free) spam filters are 99% effective, but it’s a criminal […]
4 May 13, 2008 at 10:35am by Psybertron
“Arrive Without Travelling” is the first in a series of documentary films by Anthony McWatt about the work of Robert M Pirsig. Ant is to be congratulated on achieving his debut film-making milestone, the culmination of his own determined journey down a long and winding road, paved with intentions of many kinds. The major content of AWT was filmed at and […]
3 May 10, 2008 at 9:17am by Psybertron
I relegated my manifesto from the blog header to a subsidiary page just last weekend; it includes that phrase “seemingly irrational”, which this letter also uses …. Your article (How did no-win, no-fee change things?, 7 May) bears out the fact that the “rise” of no-win, no-fee is more of a perception than a reality. […]
0 May 6, 2008 at 3:49pm by Psybertron
Let that be a lesson to anyone thinking of converting to Catholicism. Should have stuck to his day job, and worked for mid-east peace as he suggested he would do when he stepped down. The power-crazed ego-trip backfires.
0 May 5, 2008 at 9:50pm by Psybertron
Hate to blog about the knowledge angle of this, but it was interesting at the Christmas 2004 Tsunami that wreaked havoc in Thailand and Aceh / Indonesia, that hundreds were also killed in Myanmar, but the closed-to-media environment meant that this barely registered in international news for some time. This cyclone seems to have killed […]
2 May 4, 2008 at 9:53pm by Psybertron
You may have noticed a change of format of the blog pages, starting with the header ? Same theme / style, but much re-organized. MOST IMPORTANT – for users of my “Pirsig Pages” – notice the updated note on the old Pirsig Pages redirecting you manually to the entry point for my new Pirsig Pages. Any existing […]
2 May 1, 2008 at 2:55pm by Psybertron
Yesterday I noticed yet another web 15th birthday story. The usual Tim Berners-Lee / CERN story proposing and then releasing URL / HTML / HTTP freely. The precise birth of that “web” depends on which point in that process you consider significant – the proposal to do it (1989), the agreement to do it, the […]
0 May 1, 2008 at 1:35pm by Psybertron
A poll of the top 100 public intellectuals, in Prospect Magazine, with an interesting take on not just voting but also suggesting an alternative; plus a blog-meme that I picked-up from Sam, to list: (1) those with whom you could carry on a conversation. (2) those with whom you’ve actually had any contact. (3) those who […]
0 May 1, 2008 at 10:53am by Psybertron
Died yesterday aged 102. Blogged twice about his 100th Birthday. Also this interesting story today on the effects of LSD too … change that is, created by people who were affected by it.