Tag: communications

Open Government? Not quite.

According to direction inside the federal government that came down yesterday and backed up by this Globe and Mail story – Stephen Harper has put a muzzle on the federal government that will curtail all government announcements that don’t fit into his “five priorities”… Continue Reading “Open Government? Not quite.”

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appropriating technology

this is the talk i delivered at the dialogue on democracy colloquium held yesterday in honour of the life of bob everton. i post it here for those of you who were unable to attend, or who are just interested in what i had… Continue Reading “appropriating technology”

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vicarious travels in iraq and the future of blog-journalism

this is jake, having managed to convince some us soldiers in iraq to allow him to try on some body-armour for a photo. i guess if you are an american you have less of a chance that they will shoot you on approach. as… Continue Reading “vicarious travels in iraq and the future of blog-journalism”

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no, i don't want a free newspaper

the last three weeks have seen a free newspaper blitz during the commuting hours of the downtown core – promotions for the regular papers (the province, the sun) are all well and good, but what has spurred the whole rush is the introduction of… Continue Reading “no, i don't want a free newspaper”

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the prelinger archive

okay – i admit it – even though i am supposed to be working on a paper for one of my classes, i spent a great deal of time today perusing the prelinger collection at archive.org. this collection, i’m sure, is what the internet… Continue Reading “the prelinger archive”

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