[Friends in Movies] Bhutan, TV, and the Internet

[Friends in Movies] Bhutan, TV, and the Internet

People have suddenly realized that there are so many things that they desire that they were not even aware of before. And the truth is that most of these television channels are commercially driven, and so the Bhutanese people are driven to consumerism. That’s...
Why We Do This For Free

Why We Do This For Free

This is the first of three book reviews I’ll be publishing this week in preparation for my Wednesday talk at Internet Hungary on “The Artisan Internet and Digital Craftsmanship.” Here is a (slightly outdated) blurb: “Facebook, Amazon, and...
Three Notes on World AIDS Day

Three Notes on World AIDS Day

As I wrote a couple weeks ago in an email to the Rising Voices mailing list, I have mixed feelings about World AIDS Day. On the one hand, it can help create the illusion that we only need to think about AIDS one day out of the year and then somehow everything will get...
Why We Do This For Free

Ideas, Procedures, Presentations and Gender

I am going to make two controversial claims that will probably upset the sensibilities of both genders: 1.) Behind every successful man is a woman. (Groucho Marx’s version was: “Behind every successful man is a woman, behind her is a wife.”) 2.) Men...