It's called Joey (Imrich) Crowd, and it's marketing itself as crowdfunding 3.0. Its main goal is to combine a number of aspects of the average crowdfunding campaign — letting you manage your social media from your campaign on Joey Crowd, and even connecting you with influencers in your niche. Antipodean crowdfunding platform for Bohemians and Gypsies
James T. Bennett, Subsidizing Culture: Taxpayer Enrichment of the Creative Class, the subtitle says it all.
Philosophers once needed books, writing tools, and perhaps a glass of sherry. Now they think with the Internet. Cognition itself is connected to the web... Think with the Media Dragon
Christopher Hitchens was no admirer of Isaiah Berlin. But the preservation of liberty depends on both types of men: Hitchens for his courage, Berlin for his tolerance... Hitchens for his courage, Berlin for his tolerance
“The Berkman Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University is pleased to announce that Amber, an open-source software tool that preserves content and prevents broken links, has been promoted to full project status on Drupal.org. When installed on a blog or website, Amber can take a snapshot of the content of every linked page, ensuring that even if those pages are interfered with or blocked, the original content will be available.”
Location Trackers Reveal Where Your E-Junk Really Ends Up Wired
NEWS YOU CAN USE: Gentlemen, put down your razors. The hairy chest is back in style!
Robert Kuehn (Washington University), Clinical Costs: Separating Fact From Opinion: The late Senator Daniel Patrick Moynihan once observed, “Everyone is entitled to his own opinion, but not his own facts.” When it comes to expanding clinical legal education, the knee-jerk opinion is that it is too expensive for legal education to follow the lead of other professional schools and ensure that every student graduates with a clinical experience through a law clinic or externship. Even the richest law schools couldn’t resistplaying the cost card to scare the ABA out of requiring additional professional skills training: “Requiring all law schools to provide 15 experiential credit hours to each student will impose large costs on law schools, costs that would have to be passed on to students. . . . Even a law school with significant financial resources could not afford such an undertaking.”
This seems so French: “Man Sues Former Employers for Boring Him” [Atlas Obscura, Paris; but tcompare 1994 Canadian story of attorney Paul Ebbs]
Don and Alex Tapscott, Blockchain Revolution: How the Technology Behind Bitcoin is Changing Money, Business, and the World lists more possible uses for blockchains than you would have thought possible
The Collapse of the Middle-Class Job Truthout
NOAA looks for answers in the mysterious Mariana Trench Christian Science Monitor
Lange, Bettina and Haines, Fiona, Regulatory Transformations: An Introduction (2015). Regulatory Transformations: Rethinking Economy Society Interactions, Chapter 1, pp. 1-30, August 2015. Available for download at SSRN:http://ssrn.com/abstract=2777223