Wednesday Lazy Linking
Here's a pretty old post from the blog archives of Geekery Today; it was written about 13 years ago, in 2010, on the World Wide Web.
- !!!@@e2;2dc;2026; What if Flash Were an Open Standard? John Gruber, Daring Fireball (2010-02-01).
Some good questions from Dave Winer regarding Apple, Adobe, and Flash: What if Apple were trying to erase something that's not company-owned? Either a formal or de facto standard? Further, what if their alternative were something that was locked-down and owned by a company? Further, what if the company was…(Linked Monday 2010-02-01.)
- Campaign finance reform is pretty simple. John, Blagnet.net (2010-01-24).
Many of my friends and millions of people in the blogosphere/social-mediasphere have expressed their outrage and indignation at the Supreme Court's ruling that corporations can spend as much as they want to promote or oppose whatever political candidates or causes that they want. One of my friends said she was…(Linked Tuesday 2010-02-02.)
- Food Trucks Get Booted – Hit & Run : Reason Magazine. reason.com (2010-02-02). The War on the Informal Sector (Cont’d.): Government Force Vs. Affordable Lunch (Linked Tuesday 2010-02-02.)
- DS Web: Lunar Compression Artifacts. Diesel Sweeties webcomic by rstevens (2010-02-02). (Linked Wednesday 2010-02-03.)
- 30 is the New 20: Might the Brain Follow? der Blaustrumpf (2010-02-03). Perpetual State of Supervision and its consequences. Cheryl Cline drops some philosophy on pop “brain science” in the press. Also, via the psychologist Richard Epstein: “American teens are subjected to more than 10 times as many restrictions as mainstream adults, twice as many restrictions as active-duty U.S. Marines, and even twice as many as incarcerated felons.” (Linked Wednesday 2010-02-03.)
Cheryl Cline /#
Thank you for the linkage. I’ve been corrected on Epstein’s first name, which is Robert, not Richard. I need a fact-checker.
Good links. You’ll probably be interested in this Men in Uniform news: http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2010/02/01/cbsnews_investigates/main6163909.shtml
Marja Erwin /#
Cline’s essay was interesting, but this stood out:
Also, how is there such a thing as a brain maturing too quickly?
If we compare the development of humans to the development of other great apes, we are extremely neotenous. We take longer to get through each developmental stage, particularly the stages of brain development. We have longer to learn, particularly to learn language. That said, the best learning environments are those which allow for curiosity, investigation, and experimentation, not those which cut it off.