I’ve been a Teksavvy customer for a looooong time. I came late to the internets ~ 2001 or so and I started out with those free discs from the post office. I moved up to NetZero and got my netz five minutes at a time – as long as I continuously clicked on ads. I [...]
I’m working on a sshrc funding proposal. For those who aren’t familiar, funding from the Social Science and Humanities Research Council of Canad makes the difference between attending and not attending graduate school. I’ve decided to pursue the PhD and working on the proposal is both exciting and frustrating. I’m working with vague ideas about [...]
Bad news in Canada: Yesterday Bill C-61 was tabled and it doesn’t bode well. Among the rights at risk: time shifting (no, not sci-fi time travel but recording television now to view later transferring media (music, video, etc) you own to a portable music/video device that you own (like an iPod) format shifting — transferring [...]
This story today announces that the word “podcast” has made it into the New Oxford American Dictionary 2006. Originally coined as a combo of ‘ipod’ and ‘broadcast’ the word has spread into popular culture and beyond. My extended family now knows what a podcast is. My children know. Their friends know. The widespread popularity has [...]
I went to a session today on the how-to and why university faculty should incorporate audiocasts into their classrooms. What better way to share this info thought I then by creating an audiocast covering the major topics of the workshop.
An individual’s ability to operate anonymously in cyberspace must be protected. Anonymity is fundamentally linked to free speech, privacy and personal security. Instances where an individual might seek anonymity include communication, political action, research, and shopping. Anonymity/pseudonymity provides protection from persecution and creates a measure of physical safety. This paper explores why anonymity is necessary, [...]