Archive for October, 2004

Voting machine problems, or inadequate voter problems?

Friday, October 29th, 2004

A fascinating aspect of electronic voting is that when problems occur some people believe it must be a people problem - we just have the wrong type of voter obviously. The fact that a machine fails regularly when used by ordinary people should perhaps indicate that the technology is inappropriate. (Thanks ...

In Florida ballot troubles increase

Thursday, October 28th, 2004

OK, who's really surprised that tens of thousands of ballot papers have already gone missing in Florida?

Completism is in!

Wednesday, October 27th, 2004

There's been lots of attention paid to the iPod photo (over-hyped, not what I want) and to the U2-themed iPod (generally negative) but I haven't seen anyone comment on the announcement that the iTunes music store will soon sell the entire U2 back-catalogue as a bundle. Some time ago I ...

I’ll get back to you on that

Wednesday, October 27th, 2004

Structured Procrastination is something every grad student should know about. I've been meaning to post about it for some time....

Media Minutes 22 October 2004

Wednesday, October 27th, 2004

Media Minutes 2004-10-22

Tariq Ali on Iraq / Me on Ireland

Tuesday, October 26th, 2004

Tariq Ali spent a short time in Urbana last week with Allen Hall and the Center for Advanced Studies (CAS/MillerComm). I went to see him talk on Thursday, on what he described as the 'echoes of history' in Iraq. He provided some useful and interesting background information on the history ...

Media Matters Link

Tuesday, October 26th, 2004

Media Matters Oct 24th 2004

MediaGeek link

Tuesday, October 26th, 2004

The latest Media Geek program.....

Confusion surrounds seizure of Indymedia servers

Tuesday, October 26th, 2004

Wow. It appears that no-one is claiming responsibility for the seizure of the Indymedia servers. The UK authorities weren't involved (even though the seizure took place on British soil, and their involvement would presumably be required). The FBI claim that they know nothing about it - though they had earlier ...

Latest media files

Thursday, October 21st, 2004

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