Hey, if you see some kind of local problem that the city should fix, the folks at SeeClickFix
really do have an app for that. You can report the problem with a photo
and geotagging, informing local gov't. In San Francisco, it's tied into
the 311 system.
Here's a problem along with a little of what it looks like in both the app and Web contexts — real impressive:
The folks at Organic Health Response
are doing really good stuff, using IT and environmental sustainability
on Mfangano Island in western Kenya to work against HIV/AIDS across
They're working with Inveneo;
their deal is to get IT, such as computers, telephony, and Internet
access to those who need it most — people and organizations in rural
and highly underserved communities of the developing world.
When you get up in
morning and you are trying to find your cell phone, you probably aren’t thinking
about neodymium, but maybe you should.
Neodymium is a rare-earth element that plays an essential role in making certain that your cell phone
works. Without neodymium and other rare-earth elements, cell phones wouldn’t be as
small or as powerful as they are, televisions wouldn’t be as big and as thin as
they are, and many other of the creature comforts that we now rely on wouldn’t be
Get a load of this, folks. A sitting United States senator is calling on the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to pull the plug on cable networks such as MSNBC and Fox. You heard right, Sen. Jay Rockefeller (D-W.Va.) lamented recently that programming by Fox and other cable daysides apparently gets in the way of politicians and their ability to obfuscate and deceive the public.
While holding a hearing on the FCC, Rockefeller was reported saying, “It would be a big favor to political discourse; to our ability to do our work here in Congress; and to the American people, to be able to talk with each other and have some faith in their government and, more importantly, in their future.”
Since when did having more scrutiny of politicians and their activities by news organizations lead to the travesty of justice Rockefeller is claiming? Apparently, Sen. Rockefeller and his colleagues don’t like to be bothered by a meddling media, investigating their moves and challenging them on questionable actions.
I guess it’s a relief that Rockefeller failed to realize the FCC has no jurisdiction over cable airwaves.
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