- Excerpts, Scraping and Fair Use | PlagiarismToday - When is excerpting just basically scraping? In the blogging for eyeballs game, there's a lot of incentive to do at least some percentage of posts that combine liberal excepting with very lightweight commentary.
- Real Dan Lyons Web Site » Blog Archive Tech blog roundup « - "I wrote recently about how the economics of blogging kind of sucks. But I neglected to mention the fine contribution to journalism and world knowledge that blogs represent. One of the great things about the blogosphere is the unique information that each blog provides. For example, today Apple announced some new machines. In the old days you’d just have to read about that in the newspaper. Today you can set up a feed reader or just bookmark a bunch of blogs and get really exciting, nearly identical, not-in-depth coverage of this same momentous news."
- The Recession Speeds Chip Industry Consolidation - Bits Blog - NYTimes.com - Typically good overview by Ashlee Vance on what's going on in the chip manufacturing space.
- Why computer voices still don't sound human. - By Farhad Manjoo - Slate Magazine - Interesting piece on the problems with computerized text-to-speech.
Wednesday, March 04, 2009
Posted by Gordon Haff at 1:51 PM