I love this. An MIT student interviews Jack Valenti of MPAA fame, and teaches him a few things.
Archive for April, 2004
Bruce is one of our most important thinkers on real security in our times. Security is so politicized and hyped that hardly anybody takes a real objective view of it. Bruce is one of those. His latest newsletter (below) has a great article on why a national ID card is a terrible idea. And I’m about halfway through his book Beyond Fear, which is pretty darn good.
I enjoyed Cory Doctorow‘s book Down and Out in the Magic Kingdom, although I liked Eastern Standard Tribe even more. Here is a cool project to create an open-source audio version of it. I love the Creative Commons!
These guys did a clever study that demonstrates that people really do find cell phone conversations more annoying than in-person conversations, even when the content and volume are identical.