Scholars have long linked sex to media and technologies. These scholars have researched aspects of online pornography, digital sexuality and identities, masculinity, femininity, online dating and relationships and how the proliferation of such sexual contents and activities on media technologies affects sex, sexuality, sexual attitudes and behaviors in people.
A lot of hounding the newshounds (or their editors to be more precise), and distilling readings and doings over the years, resulted in the publication last month of "The Extraordinary Editor. A handbook for South African media leaders" published by Sanef.
It covers managing yourself, people, money, content, publics ... and change. My co-editor Liz Barratt did a wonderful job with designer Shahn Irwin on the layout, and fun caricatures were done by Baba Tjeko. Our next stop: offering workshops on making the most of this resource.
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...