Archive for April, 2001


April 30, 2001

OJR J.D.’s Web Watch: Party’s Over for Web Freelancers

“Two short years ago we were partying away, Gatsby-like, in the Golden Age of Web Freelancing, a time when dozens of spry Internet startups with an insatiable hunger for content opened their fat wallets and showered talented young writers, editors and artists with bylines, beaucoup bucks and long overdue respect.”


The party is over idea is araound quite a bit. However my hunch is that it is also a case of “business as usual on the net”. Information still wants to be free – and those who valiently tried to do the unnatural thing – will need to reassess.



April 25, 2001

EVHEAD!: Essay And Then There Was One
Wednesday, January 31, 2001

“It’s probably become obvious to the careful observer that all is not well in the Land of Pyra. Rather than wait for the public speculation and debate, I’m going to say what exactly is going on (from my perspective — not speaking for anyone else on the team or as an official Pyra/Blogger representative). I’m sure the public speculation and debate will happen anyway, but I don’t plan to take much part in it. I have other things to do.”

This is how it is at Blogger! Damn.


April 23, 2001

The OMNI Unexpurgated Interviews

Still looking for the 100th Monkey article – but here is some great reading!


April 22, 2001
ArtsOnline is recording and streaming the speeches and panel discussions at CODE. The streams can be accessed using RealPlayer and LINUX-based browsers.


Collaboration and Ownership in the Digital Economy.
An international conference at Queens’ College, Cambridge,
5 and 6 April, 2001.

For full programme information, click here

ArtsOnline is webcasting this important conference about intellectual property and the future of knowledge.


April 22, 2001


Religious Encounters in Digital Networks

Conference on Religion and
Computer-Mediated Communication

The emergence of the Internet has provided a new context for interaction between religious groupings and individuals in modern society. Religious encounters can now take place in digital settings that apparently transcend a number of conventional boundaries such as organisational structures, time zones, geographic borders, religious traditions, cultural divisions, and ethnical identities.”


April 10, 2001

Yahoo! Groups : nhne Messages :1-29 of 29

The previous site listed here has a group!


April 10, 2001

NHNE: Healing Dreams

& Consumer Protection
for Spiritual Seekers”


April 7, 2001 Seeking God in Cyberspace (Home)

“ opens a new and necessary dialogue on the soul of cyberspace. It will change the way people think about their computers, about God, about the future and about the interconnected destiny of humanity in this ever-shrinking world.

“The author, a noted rabbi and journalist, alternates between analytic and experiential approaches to the subject, escorting the reader on a multi-dimensional quest for spiritual and intellectual growth — a “virtual pilgrimage” if you will. A pilgrimage that travels tens of thousands of miles in a matter of instants, from Jerusalem to Mecca, to Chartres, even to Kosovo, and provides a new means of utilizing the vast power of technology to connect us to God and to transcend the artificial boundaries that separate us.”


April 2, 2001


Mark Stefik, The Internet Edge: Social, Legal, and Technological Challenges for a Networked World. Cambridge, Massachusetts and London, England: MIT Press, 1999.

Reviewed by Arthur L. Morin [1]

“Mark Stefik works at the Xerox Palo Alto Research Center. He is a “technologist” who creates “new kinds of things” (xvii). He recognizes that “[c]reative times brings many changes” (p. xi). He also recognizes that change in what he calls “Internet time” (ibid.) occurs more rapidly than during earlier times of change. His book, The Internet Edge: Social, Legal, and Technological Challenges for a Networked World, is “about some of the changes taking place in Internet time” (ibid.).”