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  • how much globalization can we bear?
    In 2003, German philosopher Rüdiger Safranski published a little book with the intriguing title: 'How much globalization can we bear?' ('Wieviel Globalisierung verträgt de
  • avoid news
    An interesting essay that's been making the rounds recently - ironically after being published in a Dutch newspaper - is ' Avoid News ' (PDF) by Rolf Dobelli . Subtitled '
  • into eternity
    The documentary ' Into Eternity ' chronicles the building of a nuclear waste storage facility in Finland. Designed as a "permanent solution" for radioactive material - whi
  • data stories
    Recommended viewing for journalists and critical readers, the documentary ' Journalism in the Age of Data ' looks at the state of the art of data visualization . With a de
  • heel ander blad
    For Dutch speakers, the collage newspaper 'Heel Ander Blad' ('Very Different Paper') by artist Luuk Wilmering offers an effective piece of media satire. The concept - cutt
  • government database fallacies
    In follow-up of yesterday's post on function creep , there are of course a lot more arguments against government-created central databases of personal data - or indeed of
  • function creep
    Function creep is "the way in which information that has been collected for one limited purpose, is gradually allowed to be used for other purposes which people may not ap
  • 100,000,000,000,000 sonnets
    ' 100,000,000,000,000 Sonnets ' is a nice online version of Raymond Queneau 's 'Cent Mille Milliards de Poèmes' (' Hundred Thousand Billion Poems '). Composed of fourteen
  • digital forgetting
    Harvard professor Viktor Mayer-Schönberger argues for an expiration date on digital content. While in practice the idea (a metatag for all data saying "will self-destruct
  • the digital universe
    For some truly astronomical figures, check ' The Diverse and Exploding Digital Universe ', an annual white paper by IDC , sponsored by EMC . According to their estimates,
  • manufacturing consent
    At almost three hours long, the classic documentary ' Manufacturing Consent: Noam Chomsky and the Media ' (1992) by Mark Achbar and Peter Wintonick , provides a good intro
  • double negation
    Curious notice at the entrance of my local supermarket... The text says: "No entrance for (high school) students between 12:15 and 1:15 PM." (Not a very convincing stateme
  • confusing time
    Curious announcement at the train station today: Ladies and gentlemen, please note that as of today the clocks in this station will no longer display the correct time.
  • worldmapper
    Worldmapper is a fascinating collection of world maps, or cartograms , re-sizing territories on each map according to specific variables. Large amounts of statistical data
  • tags
    As a start of the long overdue redesign of this blog, i'll be experimenting with adding tags to entries. So bear with potential bugs... Tagging, as a form of adding metada
  • parkinson's law
    To archive this one once and for all, here's the definition and explanation of the great and ever applicable Parkinson's Law , as described by Cyril Northcote Parkinson in
  • london cctv
  • wealth of networks
    Interesting new book by Yochai Benkler, ' The Wealth of Networks '. Like Kelly , Barlow (' The Economy of Mind ') and Lessig (' The Future of Ideas '), Benkler describes t
  • compliment spam
    Argh! Heavy comment spam attack tonight. Is 53 in 14 minutes a record? Probably not. But the annoying thing is you have to weed them all out manually, which is kind of an
  • the machine stops
    E.M. Forster , not exactly known for science fiction, wrote an interesting short story called ' The Machine Stops ' (first published in 1909), depicting a future society e
  • over-communication
    ...Over-communication -- that is, the tendency to know exactly in one point of the world what is going on in all other parts of the world. In order for a culture and its m
  • contributing to a puzzle
    Let me recommend Wikipedia , which i recently discovered, not only as a great source of information, but also as a satisfying activity adding to. Writing an article for Wi
  • information, pt. 3
    Understanding is a critical element increasingly overlooked in the effort to turn information into a commodity. Data may be any set of facts, useful or not, intelligible o
  • information, pt. 2
    Now, there is something obscene about the instant replication of an event, act or speech and their immediate transcription, for some degree of delay, pause or suspense is
  • information, pt. 1
    It was hell living in the twenty-first century. Information transfer had reached the velocity of light. [He] had once fed a tenword plot outline into a robot fiction machi

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