Wednesday, January 24, 2007

Freedom to Link?

ZDNet had this great article last week that got me to thinking. Would I be comfortable with any intervention from a government body in the daily function of the internet? While I can understand the fear that is being generated by the possibility of carriers blocking sites based on ownership issues, I am squimmish (to say the least) just pondering how US government intervention could go terribly wrong. Visions and Ted Stevens and dance in my mind - and that's not a pretty picture. Am I paranoid, or does just a classic American?

What do you think?

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Cleaning House

I've decided that a little house cleaning is a must on this site. There are several blogs that I linked to at the end of last semester that have simply been abandoned, and others from students that whom have since graduated. Those will be gone or moved to a different section of the site shortly.

Also, I'll be busy scouring Technorati over the next few days in search of new bloggers/vloggers in the SJSU community. If you know anyone out there that hasn't been linked to on this site, shoot me an email here.

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Making History!

Blogger Beta is back in business, baby!

For those of you that didn't read my post on JMC163, I've taken the first step towards forming a New Media & Tech club on campus. Kyle Hansen has already told me that he's in, and now I'm looking for more students/teachers/technologists that are interested in making some history.

I know that this first week of school is going to be busy for everyone, so I am hoping to have a meeting sometime next week to discuss: 1.) a constitution, 2.) electing officers 3.) meeting times and locations, and 4.) have the club will do throughout the year.

The has been talk of getting speakers, of teaching CSS, video and audio podcasting, and a whole host of other things, but I really would like input from other people that are interested in the club.

One last thing; does anyone know how one goes about getting permission to set up a booth on campus? I figure that would be a great way to get the word out there about the new club, for non-tech geeks. Again, any help anyone could give would be helpful.

Contact me anytime on Skype (username: andrew.venegas), call me on my cellular phone, or email me here.

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