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Date: 10/24/2006

Silverstein, Gillmor, Weinberger – all coming to UNC

Upcoming speakers of interest.

Craig Silverstein
Google‘s Tech Director will be speaking on Thursday, October 26 from 4 – 5:30 at the Medical Biomolecular Research Building here at UNC-CH. Details here.

Dan Gillmor
Dan Gillmor is director of the Center for Citizen Media, a project affiliated with Harvard University’s Berkman Center for Internet & Society and the University of California-Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism.
He is the author of We the Media: Grassroots Journalism by the People, for the People (2004; O’Reilly Media). Dan likes to say that he “spent almost 25 years in the newspaper business, and am proud of it.”
He’ll be visiting the UNC J-School and giving a public talk at 4 pm Monday November 13 in the Pleasants Family Room, Wilson Library, UNC-CH.

David Weinberger
The School of Information and Library Science’s 2006 Henderson Lecture will feature Dr. David Weinberger who will present, “Everything is Miscellaneous” at 2 p.m., Thursday, December 7, 2006 in the Murphey Hall Auditorium (room 116) on the campus of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. A reception will follow.
You probably know David Weinberger as the author of The Cluetrain Manifesto and of Small Pieces Loosely Joined and of the blog, Journal of Hyperlinked Organization (JOHO). He’ll be here for the UNC Symposium on Social Networking as well.

Handbags of the Horror Stars

Handbags matched to monsters that should be carrying them. (Thanks to DLS)

Google people Today and Thursday

Today at 6:30 pm in 105 Gardner Hall, Google folks will be talking about Engineering opportunities (“job opportunities, their culture and their work environment” I suppose these are three different subjects?). Also they alert us all to visit the site and submit applications before November 1, 2006. Unfortunately that link doesn’t work; this one does so go here if you are interested.

On Thursday, October 26 4 – 5:30 pm, Google Tech Director Craig Silverstein will be speaking as a guest of the Health Sciences Library. See this link for details.

City of Chicago goes Linux; Saves 85%

David Harrison and the folks Digging this article alert us to this news from Chicago:

“City of Chicago Realizes Cost Savings and Performance Gains on Red Hat Enterprise Linux ( Chicago selects Red Hat to help improve services provided to citizens while reducing infrastructure costs by more than 85 percent )”

“A Different Order of Being

Another kind of sunrise. Another kind of sunset.”

Heliocentric World of Sun Ra

Yes, it’s the voice of Sun Ra Saturn’s gift to Earth music. And I’m delighted to have rediscovered him on YouTube (and not found on Google Video).

“Some call me Mister Ra. Some call me Mister Re. You may call me Mister Mystery.” He explains in a four part documentary/appreciation. Part 1. Part 2. Part 3. Part 4.

Space is definitely the place.

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