links for 2009-04-17

No idea why Delicious auto-post just started working again, but I'm not complaining.

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Regarding the "terrorism" link. That actually doesn't surprise me. I've actually traveled quite a bit, and warnings like this are fairly common in some parts of the world. "Don't take pictures of some govt buildings, military bases, immigration stations, poor sections of the city..." I'm not saying it's right or that I agree with it, but I'm not about to match my desires for freedom of movement against a policeman/soldier who has suddenly taken an interest in me. I have better things to do than learn the ins/outs of a foreign legal system while on vacation...

Closer to home, if I recall correctly, there was a case a couple years ago of someone taking pictures of the underside of the Golden Gate bridge here in the San Francisco Bay Area. You can just imagine how that went over...

Posted by Brad on April 17, 2009 at 01:58 PM PDT #

Actually, e-book readers are definitely the future, but the Kindle isn't that compelling right now because even if you pay for the books you still need the link to the server to read them.

DRM is indeed foul, evil and a blight on the landscape, but e-book readers done right is quite inevitable for the future. Once technology catches up we'll have e-magazine readers and e-newspaper-readers too, I'm quite convinced of that. We're just not quite there yet.

Posted by Croft on April 20, 2009 at 07:19 AM PDT #

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