Tuesday, February 27, 2007
Thursday, February 22, 2007
OpenMoko is an attempt to create the world's first completely open mobile phone software stack.
We believe in standardization bottom-up (defined and implemented by the community), instead of top-down (defined by a consortium).
For a more thorough introduction see this announcement
OpenMoko is supposed to run on all kinds of Linux-capable mobile phones. The first fully supported OpenMoko phone is the FIC Neo1973.
This initative has been initiated by FIC Inc. and OpenMoko, Inc.
Sunday, February 18, 2007
A LEGAL "PERSON"
In the mid-1800s the corporation emerged as a legal "person." Imbued with a "personality" of pure self-interest, the next 100 years saw the corporation's rise to dominance. The corporation created unprecedented wealth but at what cost? The remorseless rationale of "externalities" (as Milton Friedman explains, the unintended consequences of a transaction between two parties on a third) is responsible for countless cases of illness, death, poverty, pollution, exploitation and lies.
THE PATHOLOGY OF COMMERCE: CASE HISTORIES
To assess the "personality" of the corporate "person," a checklist is employed, using diagnostic criteria of the World Health Organizatio n and the standard diagnostic tool of psychiatrists and psychologists. The operational principles of the corporation give it a highly anti-social "personality": it is self-interested, inherently amoral, callous and deceitful; it breaches social and legal standards to get its way; it does not suffer from guilt, yet it can mimic the human qualities of empathy, caring and altruism. Four case studies, drawn from a universe of corporate activity, clearly demonstrate harm to workers, human health, animals and the biosphere. Concluding this point-by-point analysis, a disturbing diagnosis is delivered: the institutional embodiment of laissez-faire capitalism fully meets the diagnostic criteria of a "psychopath."
yEd is a very powerful graph editor that is written entirely in the Java programming language. It can be used to quickly and effectively generate drawings and to apply automatic layouts to a range of different diagrams and networks.
yEd is available as a free download with unrestricted functionality!
yEd makes full use of the yFiles library. This is a Java class library enabling the viewing, editing, optimizing, drawing, and animating of a wide range of diagrams, networks, and other graph-like structures.
yEd has been built using 100% lightweight Swing components. This allows it to run on any platform where a suitable Runtime Environment is available.
Automatic Layout of Networks and Diagrams
The yFiles library offers the user many advantages, one of which is its ability to automatically draw networks and diagrams. This section demonstrates some of the many layout styles that are supported by yFiles.
If you have Java Web Start installed, simply click on one of the links to download and start the interactive demos.
If there is no Java installed on your computer, please follow the link under the image to download the most current JRE (Java Runtime Environment):
Arranges tree-like structures optimally.
Ideally suited for genealogies, directories, mind-mapping, or organization charts.
A Timeline of Timelines Compiled by Sasha Archibald & Daniel Rosenberg
This is an expanded version of a timeline that appeared in Cabinet's 'Histories of the Future' issue. Daniel Rosenberg's introduction to the timeline can be found here. "
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