20 September 2004

Theban Mapping Project: "unique?" scroll to zoom in or out, not to pan around. Moving the (Flash) scrollbar from left to right, the map scale smoothly changes, contrary to the established behaviour of the scrollbar widget: to move the view of an area that is too large to be entirely visible in its display region. Also has distance and angle measurement tools. http://www.thebanmappingproject.com/

TheTube ; How did a map (that wasn't a map) reshape London? http://www.guardian.co.uk/life/feature/story/0,13026,1305084,00.html In a breathtakingly simple doodle, Beck plotted the underground as if he was sketching an electrical circuit board. Beck's lines were vertical, horizontal, or at 45 degrees. Stations were located according to available space.

Disable the Built-in CD Burner in Windows XP http://channels.lockergnome.com/windows/archives/20040916_disable_the_builtin_cd_burner_in_windows_xp.phtml
..consider whether we would be better served by another metaphor than the misused notion of intellectual property as a form of tangible property. .. http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=582602
Also see http://www.wired.com/news/culture/0,1284,64494,00.html?tw=newsletter_topstories_html "Valuable resources are being lost to students, researchers and historians because of sweeping changes in copyright law, according to digital archivists who are suing the government."

"It often happens that I have an idea, but then I try to fill in the intermediate steps and find they don't work, so I have to give it up." - Stephen Hawking

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