Heroes and villains
Matt thinks Flickr are being particularly heroic this time around for their work integrating OpenStreetMap with geo-located photos. But Royal Mail are bad bad boys for their insistence on keeping UK post codes for themselves.
And Brian? He loves Mozilla for standing up to Microsoft and their buggy Firefox plugin. He’s not so impressed with Twitter though, for introducing the cop out that is lists.
Legal deposit and the web
For background, see Matt’s ideas on legal deposit and the web. We discuss why web sites aren’t covered by national legal deposit laws, why as a culture we seem so comfortable with losing so much of our contemporary written culture, how this would have affected the US Declaration of Independence, and what we can do solve this.
Site of the episode
If only because it’s beautiful to look at, out site of the episode is Midtone Design.
Books we’re reading
- Imprimatur, by Monaldi and Sorti
- The Time Traveller’s Guide to Medieval England, by Ian Mortimer
- Index on Censorship
- Blue Ocean Strategy, by W Chan Kim and Renée Mauborgne
- Data Mining: Practical Machine Learning Tools and Techniques with Java Implementations, by Ian Witten