Monthly Archives: May 2007

What the hell was I thinking about “green libertarians”?

This week my column is about green libertarianism, something that most people think doesn’t or can’t exist. I like the idea of merging green values with libertarianism because it seems to me that the only way we’re going to start …

WisCon wrap-up

I wrote several blog posts about WisCon for the Underwire blog on Wired. One covered two comic book panels on female superheroes, another was about a panel called “Why Is This Universe So White?” The latter has gotten some really …

See you at WisCon this weekend!

Feminism + science fiction / Wisconsin = WisCon! I’ll be at the world’s premiere feminist science fiction this weekend in Madison, feeling about as happy as I could possibly be. I hope to return home with a lot of books …

Gorgeous imaginary cities

Last week, Wired published an article I wrote about an event I attended in LA devoted to conceptual designers who create imaginary cities and buildings for science fiction/fantasy movies. Moderated by the amazing Geoff Manaugh, whose BLDG BLOG I’ve been …

The AACS key protests go beyond copyright

My column this week is about the AACS key protests, in which millions of people posted a 128-bit number that is a partial key to unlocking the encryption on HD-DVD and Blu-ray DVDs. The MPAA has been trying to cease-and-desist …

Myth of the universal digital library

No, you can’t digitize everything. No, you won’t ever have access to an electronic library that contains the sum of human knowledge. And yes, that means we will always need physical libraries, museums and warehouses to hold our history. Read …

What is that police officer doing with your cell phone?

I just published an article in Wired about the state of cell phone forensics — basically, it’s about what those CSI types do when they get a court order to seize your cell phone and suck evidence off of it. …

Catch Me On Cranky Geeks (Again)

Almost forgot . . . last week I was on another episode of Cranky Geeks. Check out my loud yellow shirt, as well as my complete lack of patience when excellent but silly host John Dvorak calls me “one of …

Stop Getting Things Done and Controlling My Body

I’ve just written a couple of angry rants: one about work, and one about reproduction. In my most recent column, I critique a recent business book in the so-called GTD genre: you know, self-help tomes about “getting things done,” being …