Posted by: Jeremy Reimer on Thu Dec 9 14:20:08 2010.
In this episode, we take a trip from the Chinese government, through the promise and peril of cloud computing, and finally find liberation through YouTube and a trip into Earth orbit.
List of URLs referenced in this episode:
http://arstechnica.com/news.ars/post/20081002-skype-security-flub-leads-to-discovery-of-chinese-monitoring.html - China monitoring Skype
http://www.antipope.org/charlie/blog-static/2008/09/avalanche.html - Author Charles Stross says it is getting harder to write near-future SF
http://arstechnica.com/news.ars/post/20080930-why-stallman-is-wrong-when-he-calls-cloud-computing-stupid.html - Ars Technica dismisses Richard Stallman’s criticism of cloud computing
http://ca.youtube.com/watch?v=TPAO-lZ4_hU - An anthropologist reports on YouTube
http://ca.youtube.com/watch?v=_yxHKgQyGx0 - A brilliant mashup exploring copyright issues in a modern world