Free Software Foundation targets Amazon DRM

[From
the article
: The Free Software Foundation (FSF) has
launched an online campaign to persuade Amazon to drop its use of digital
rights management (DRM) technology, and let customers decide what to do with
their electronic books. The group has set up a petition to persuade
Amazon to open up its user agreements and rethink its policy on DRM. The
petition has already been signed by free software advocate Richard Stallman,
Creative Commons and Change Congress co-founder Lawrence Lessig, and Harvard
law professor John Palfrey.]

Free
Software Foundation targets Amazon DRM

by Iain
Thomson

04 Aug 2009

Source: http://www.v3.co.uk/v3-uk/news/1973158/free-software-foundation-targets-amazon-drm

 

Sign the petition at: http://www.defectivebydesign.org/amazon1984

How Cognitive Science Can Improve Your PowerPoint Presentations

[From
the article
: Harvard cognitive scientist Stephen M. Kosslyn, who studies
how brains process images, wants to improve the world with his cutting-edge
research. And he’s starting with four ways to make your PowerPoint
presentations more human brain-compliant. …The Goldilocks Rule refers to
presenting the “just right” amount of data. Never include more
information than your audience needs in a visual image. As an example, Kosslyn
showed two graphs of real estate prices over time. One included ten different
numbers, one for each year. The other included two numbers: a peak price, and
the current price. For the purposes of a presentation about today’s prices
relative to peak price, those numbers were the only ones necessary.]

How
Cognitive Science Can Improve Your PowerPoint Presentations

By Annalee Newitz Feb 15, 2008 10:20 AM

http://io9.com/357063/how-cognitive-science-can-improve-your-powerpoint-presentations