I’m halfway through Moglen’s challenging conference on “Freedom in the Cloud“. Interesting and inspiring thoughts on how we’re giving up our freedom for the sake of convenience and why free sofware still matters.
Though I haven’t really understood yet how free software can help us get it back, given the current architecture. Have some reading to do :)
[You can read some highlights here. Full transcript here.]
This entry has little to do with IT proper, but it’s an example of what it enables:
Just like I did some months ago with a course on financial markets by Yale professor Robert Shiller, these last few days, on my way to and from Toledo, I’ve been listening to Berkeley’s Brad DeLong‘s course on American economic history (you can find it on iTunes), which I’m enjoying as much for its content as for the way in which DeLong talks: plainly and to the point, with a scathing touch, especially when he refers to politics (he served two years as an economic advisor for the Clinton Administration).
And I’ve just discovered his “Morning Coffee” videos on youtube: