At long last, my review of Tarleton Gillespie's book on copyright in the digital era -- Wired Shut: Copyright and the Shape of Digital Culture -- is done and published in the Resource Center for Cyberculture Studies. (Just to be clear, though: The 9-month lag time was due almost entirely to my procrastination, not to RCCR or my editor, David Silver.)
News item, courtesy of NYTimes.com:
The Isiah Thomas era officially ended Friday, and a major Knicks rebuilding project is now underway. Donnie Walsh, who two weeks ago replaced Thomas as the team president, removed Thomas as head coach, but said he will remain with the team, but will have no title and no direct reports.
I know he's under contract and all, but man -- wonder if Isiah gets to keep his stapler...
In my day job, I run all things online for the New America Foundation, and we're in the process of ramping up our new media efforts. Doing that, of course, requires good people, so we're in the market for a Managing Editor for NewAmerica.net.
If you're interested, or know of a good candidate, please let me know!
I'm at a New America event on Microplace -- an eBay-backed venture that facilitates microloans -- which we're webcasting live -- go to http://www.newamerica.net/events/2008/can_online_investing_end_poverty.
Cool stuff -- both New America's experiments with live-streaming and using chat for remote questions, and the social change that's being attempted by Microplace and others. To learn more about these policy ideas, go to GlobalAssetsProject.org
A belated reminder for a panel discussion I'm moderating tomorrow (Tuesday, Feb. 26) at Google's DC offices.
A quick summary and list of the panelists follows. It looks to be a full house, but last-minute attendees are welcome.
Much like their mass-market cousins, publishers that target DC decision-makers are scrambling to adapt to a rapidly changing digital landscape - trying to capitalize on "web 2.0" trends while also protecting their existing reader bases and business models.
GrandCentral.com -- the Google-acquired service that offers "one number for life" and a host of call forwarding /screening/management tools -- is tiptoeing out of private Beta and effectively giving out numbers to anyone who wants one. (Well, anyone in 46 of the 48 continental United States, anyway.)
Profile, Indiana Alumni Magazine
This profile of former Rep. Lee Hamilton, D-Ind., is available below as a PDF.