Tuesday, April 28, 2009

EU Digital Preservation Workshop: Planets in Denmark

"Digital Preservation – the Planets way" is a Planets (Preservation and Long-term Access through NETworked Services) outreach and training event to be held at the Royal Library in Copenhagen, Denmark, on 22-24 June 2009.

Monday, April 27, 2009

H1N1 Swine Flu TimeMap

The very brilliant Rod Page (of whom I've blogged previously) has made a very cool time/map visualization mashup showing confirmed and suspected cases. The application uses the RSS feeds from the original 2009 Swine Flu Outbreak Map.

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Energy is not the problem: energy source mix is the problem

Bill St.Arnaud made the simple point today (in addition to a number of other interesting and important points) at the ISACC (ICT Standards Advisory Council of Canada) meeting with respect to ICT and global change (which generalizes to all other industries and activities):

Energy isn't the issue: carbon is the issue.
If you have an energy expensive process, but all the energy comes from wind,
solar, hydro (carbon neutral), that is OK.
And energy efficiency doesn't really get you anywhere.
I will be speaking this afternoon with the talk: "World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) Standards for Industry and Governments".

Bill St Arnaud's blog.