New Media Brad
Here is a link to a set of links for the winners of the EPpy 2007 awards (the author of the page had to spend 22 minutes compiling the list of links because the competition hosts didn't have links on their announcement page, which is a bit weird considering it is a web based award, and hyperlinking is king). What the hell is an EPpy? According to their site:
The 2007 EPpy™ Awards competition is expressly designed to honor Internet sites that are affiliated with the media industry, and especially newspapers, television networks and affiliates, radio networks, syndicated shows, local radio stations, and magazines.
Winners include sites like the New York Times, BBC News, etc.
This is the first in a series of posts about how I use open source software on a daily basis, to hopefully open some people's eyes about what is possible with Open Source Software, and correct some mis-conceptions. There is a pre-amble though, a dark confession even; I do have a degree in computer science, and I am a geek. By being a geek it gives me an edge, in that I can easily explore the edge, do the not so easy things relatively easily, and think in a way that is a bit different from your average Desktop user. But I am going to (hopefully) illustrate only the aspects and areas that I consider boilerplate, stuff that anyone who can use a computer can do. I want to break the perception that Linux, or open source software takes a genius to operate because I think it is more consistent and easy to use over the alternative. So...
I blogged yesterday about how Patty Da Lilly is calling for Internet regulation (read censorship) for Blog and tools like MXit. MXit has responded to her calls by calling for the government "to regulate Patrica de Lille". Awesome.
I ordered ADSL a few weeks ago. Actually I had to have a phone line installed before I could order ADSL, but the nice people at Telkom took down my ADSL order and thankfully processed it once the line had been installed. The first parts of the experience was relatively quick and easy, my new line was installed within a few days of ordering it, and my application for ADSL went in as soon as the line was in.
Some people don't understand the internet, they don't understand the new terms, they don't understand digital citizens, and they don't understand how the internet is a lot like nothing they ever knew before the days of Internet. One person who doesn't understand Internet and Blog is Patricia De Lille, according to IOL, "De Lille urges crackdown on blogs". They should have titled that "De Lille urges crackdown on blog", so it carries the weight of just how little she does understand what she is saying.