Ramblings & ephemera

Cameraphones are different cameras & different phones

From David Pescovitz’s “The Big Picture“: Mobile researcher John Poisson, CEO of the Fours Initiative, focuses on how cameraphones could revolutionize photography and communication — if people would only start using them more. As the leader of Sony Corporation’s mobile media research and design groups in Tokyo, John Poisson spent two years focused on how […]

Incommunicado

Overheard: “I have a habit of not answering the phone too much, because rumors piss me off.”

The ACLU on monopoly control by ISPs

From the ACLU’s No Competition: How Monopoly Control of the Broadband Internet Threatens Free Speech: Common carriage policy requires that a network owner – in this case, a telephone company – not discriminate against information by halting, slowing, or otherwise tampering with the transfer of any data. The purpose of common carriage is to prevent […]

Secret movies in the Paris underground

From Jon Henley’s “In a secret Paris cavern, the real underground cinema” (The Guardian: 8 September 2004): Police in Paris have discovered a fully equipped cinema-cum-restaurant in a large and previously uncharted cavern underneath the capital’s chic 16th arrondissement. Officers admit they are at a loss to know who built or used one of Paris’s […]