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Archive for July, 2010

Publishing is the New Literacy

07.14.2010 · Posted in Transliteracy

In a recent piece at egdge.org Clay Shirky talks about the changes brought about by the internet and relates them to historical  events. To make a historical analogy with the last major increase in the written word, you could earn a living in 1500 simply by knowing how to read and write. The spread of those ...

How to Create a Secure Password

07.07.2010 · Posted in Life, Tips

When I talk about transliteracy I often use this stat It would take a hacker 5.15 minutes to hack your 6 character all lower case password.  Add in numbers, symbols and capital letters and it goes up to 8.51 days from a Lifehacker article, How I’d Hack Your Weak Passwords, as an example of import skills ...

Even With the Sacred Printing Press, We Got Erotic Novels 150 Years Before We Got Scientific Journals.

07.06.2010 · Posted in Innovation

Clay Shirky talks about cognitive surplus in this Ted talk. Now it's tempting to want to get the Ushahidis without the LOLcats, right, to get the serious stuff without the throwaway stuff. But media abundance never works that way. Freedom to experiment means freedom to experiment with anything. Even with the sacred printing press, we ...