Interesting article about how internet censorship works in China. The article is now 3 years old, which is a long time on the internet, but it's worth reading.
'The concept of “too big to fail” is under siege at the moment. The fact that a company, product or service is so clearly dominant and relied upon is no guarantee of its survival.
In particular, I make this point in regards to Web applications, cloud computing, putting your data online — whatever you want to call it. Over the past decade, consumers have been relying on Web-hosted services to house their information more and more, and on independent stores of data on their personal computers less and less.' Interesting observations from Khoi Vinh.
'more than 800,000 frames of data from Spitzer's cameras have now been pieced together in an enormous mosaic of the galactic plane – the most detailed infrared picture of our galaxy ever made.'
via Daring Fireball, a brief history of the internet.
Sometimes, when I’m struggling to get something to work, or find a piece of information, or something just seems a lot less simple than it ought to be, I have to remind myself just what a young medium the internet is, and how far we’ve gone already.