delicious links for 01.25.09

I’m usually awful about following through with any ideas for series on this site. Still, ever in search of content, I thought I’d put up some of the delicious links that I’ve made.

You could largely visit delicious.com/kazys to the same effect, but I’m going to make a small effort to edit these and comment on them.  

Los Angeles Times: Solar energy’s darker side stirs concern

A refreshing look at the problems with green technologies. There’s no free ride. 

Strangeharvest: The Ruins of the Future

Sam Jacob on why the architecture of the last decade embodied its time so well. Smart and chilling. "Tomorrows visitors to todays (or yesterdays) iconic buildings will feel the swoosh of volumes, the cranked out impossibility of structure, the lightheadedness of refection and translucencies. They will marvel at buildings that hardly touch the ground, which swoop into the air as though drawn up by the jet stream. They will feel stretched by elongated angles that seem sucked into vanishing points that…

The New Atlantis » Is Stupid Making Us Google?

Badly thought-out piece about the impact of network culture on intelligence. The author believes that education is in crisis and blames post-structuralist theory for it but can’t seem to explain what the crisis is or how reading books is better than using the Internet. Nicholas Carr’s original piece shouldn’t be tarred by association. Instead of focussing on academe, the right-wing author of this piece would have been better off limiting his analysis to how conservative thinking has embraced stupidity as a strategy (for example: Rush, George W., the dumbing down of John McCain, and Caribou barbie).   

Wither Web 2.0 Social Networking? and My 2 Cents.

Trouble with making social networks pay looms ahead.

iGov – The Atlantic (January/February 2009)

On the existence of open APIs in the Government.

I’m usually awful about following through with any ideas for series on this site. Still, ever in search of content, I thought I’d put up some of the delicious links that I’ve made.

You could largely visit delicious.com/kazys to the same effect, but I’m going to make a small effort to edit these and comment on them.  

Los Angeles Times: Solar energy’s darker side stirs concern

A refreshing look at the problems with green technologies. There’s no free ride. 

Strangeharvest: The Ruins of the Future

Sam Jacob on why the architecture of the last decade embodied its time so well. Smart and chilling. "Tomorrows visitors to todays (or yesterdays) iconic buildings will feel the swoosh of volumes, the cranked out impossibility of structure, the lightheadedness of refection and translucencies. They will marvel at buildings that hardly touch the ground, which swoop into the air as though drawn up by the jet stream. They will feel stretched by elongated angles that seem sucked into vanishing points that…

The New Atlantis » Is Stupid Making Us Google?

Badly thought-out piece about the impact of network culture on intelligence. The author believes that education is in crisis and blames post-structuralist theory for it but can’t seem to explain what the crisis is or how reading books is better than using the Internet. Nicholas Carr’s original piece shouldn’t be tarred by association. Instead of focussing on academe, the right-wing author of this piece would have been better off limiting his analysis to how conservative thinking has embraced stupidity as a strategy (for example: Rush, George W., the dumbing down of John McCain, and Caribou barbie).   

Wither Web 2.0 Social Networking? and My 2 Cents.

Trouble with making social networks pay looms ahead.

iGov – The Atlantic (January/February 2009)

On the existence of open APIs in the Government.