* Self-interest is ruling Australia’s piracy debate (2011-Nov-29) [Delimiter]
Australia’s love affair with piracy is not an effort to gyp content creators of their rightful remuneration for that content — it’s a simple attempt to get at content which is too hard to consume otherwise. Once again, audiences want to be able to get whatever content they want, at the same time as everyone else, on whatever device they want to be able to view it on, and at a reasonable price.
* Why everyone hates the IT department (2011-Nov-25) [PC Pro]
“One thing workers often fail to grasp is why IT has to say “no” to requests so frequently. When employees ask for a new desktop, or whatever update they feel is critical to their job, IT is bound by the two indomitable forces of budget and time. These two constraints frustrate IT managers just as much as employees, often even more so.”
* Influence without Klout (2011-Nov-28) [Technology Spectator]
* Assange wins Walkley (Nov 27 2011)
WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has won the Walkley Award for Most Outstanding Contribution to Journalism.
* Discussion: The perils of Urban Exploring (2011-Oct-31) [Dark Fiction Magazine]
recorded in a secret location with an anonymous group of UrbExers.
* Story: The Guide (2011-Oct-31) [Dark Fiction Magazine]
By Ramsey Campbell, read by Ramsey Campbell