:: Sonner la cloche anthropologique :: Ringing the anthropological bell ::
:: Die ethnologische Glocke läuten :: Tocar la campana antropológica ::

Interview with the God of the Web

The inventor of the Web, Tim Berners-Lee was a 1 November guest on National Public Radio (NPR) Talk of the Nation: Science Friday. Host Ira Flatow and callers from the United States discussed inventions, the Semantic Web, privacy, patents, broadband, "always on" connections, openness, trust, and spam. NPR provides a three-quarter hour audio archive of the show, as well as Mr. Berners-Lee's previous visit to Science Friday in 1999. Berners-Lee is still a important personality, having some influence on the development of the technology and the standards of the internet. Via

... Link (0 comments) ... Comment

TCPA - The Death Of Internet As We Know It ?

Today I was at a friend's and he told me about TCPA and a part of the new Microsoft OS, Palladium. TCPA isa plan of big companies that links hardware, software, and data into a neat package that allegedly is more secure and convenient for users. Or, putting it in simpler terms, it's Microsoft's answer to fixing everything that's wrong with computing today. This changes, if made true, will have an immense impact on the current way we use our computer. And it's also an attack to the GPL (General Public License - a form of Open Source Software) as the first article shows. So - and thats an really interesting cyberethnological aspect - it's an provocation to the ethical elite of the ICT-World. The Open Source people, the Open Information people, the hackers, the privacy defenders, all of them will probably attack this strategies and will offer alternative solutions - if they can. Which way the consumer will go? Which force is stronger? Here are the three links, which I read and afterwards I was really shocked. Unfortunatelly the first link is in german.

Der versiegelte PC TCPA/Palladium FAQ 1.0 - english Preparing For The Digital Dark Age

... Link (4 comments) ... Comment

The finest stuff from ethnology social/cultural anthropology and cyberanthropology. Collected with ceaseless endeavour by students and staff of the Institut für Ethnologie in München/Germany and countless others.
... about this website

Online for 7673 days
Last modified: 2/28/20, 10:25 AM
Browse by Category
Youre not logged in ... Login
... Home
... Tags

Recent updates
Schade Oh, so bad! The
oldest anthropology blog is closing :(( It seems the whole...
by iglu01 (1/4/20, 4:05 PM)
-- Closed -- I think
it's time to close the weblog, it's already sleeping since...
by kerleone (12/29/19, 1:54 PM)
gelöscht gelöscht
by Timo Gerhardt (6/9/18, 1:57 PM)
Stellenausschreibung des Max-Planck-Instituts für ethnologische
Forschung. Bewerbungsfrist: 15.02.2017 Das Max-Planck-Institut für ethnologische Forschung sucht Doktoranden/Doktorandinnen...
by HatEl (1/31/17, 9:11 AM)
Ethnosymposium in Halle (Saale): Call
for Contribution – 14.-17. Mai 2015 Call for Contribution –...
by normanschraepel (2/9/15, 3:35 PM)
Bruno Latour: Kosmokoloss. Eine Tragikomödie
über das Klima Der Hörspiel Pool von Bayern 2 hat...
by pietzler (11/21/14, 3:23 PM)
Workshop für Studenten Hey,
wollt ihr eure verbale und noverbale Kommunikation trainieren? Und lernen, wie...
by Verena Nenè (11/17/14, 7:53 PM)
Send us suggestions

Are you a Spammer (yes/no)?

FundraisingWhat is this for?