Author Archives: Brewster Kahle

Family planning is now easier for women: Plan C Pills + Telemedicine + Internet

Three technology changes are helping give women an easier option with an unwanted pregnancy: Plan C Pills + telemedicine + Internet.  These constitute a breakthrough that has safely helped many women through a difficult time that often involves unwanted pressures … Continue reading

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Collector or Digital Librarian?

Do you think more often of your date of birth or date of death? Do you think of the start or the end? Do you think of the project or the deadline? Do you think of your journey or your … Continue reading

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The Great 78 Project

Announced a month ago with 15,000 digitized “sides” of 78 RPM records, I am trying to understand it and to understand myself through it. B George of the Archive of Contemporary music is also the Internet Archive’s music curator but … Continue reading

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Upgraded Secure Communications Applications I am Now Using

I am upgrading the security of my communications while still being easy to use. I thought I would share what I currently use in case it is helpful to copy and I would appreciate comments. I want end-to-end encryption so … Continue reading

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Using Amazon.com for Supplies Globally– uh, Not Yet

I thought I was so clever– instead of buying all the parts for our books scanners from industrial vendors then assembling&testing&reshipping from Richmond California, we could send many parts to where they were needed and assemble in our scanning centers.  … Continue reading

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Content Addressing is Magic

It is conjuring from the ether, it is wishing things into your hands, it is just saying its name and it will appear. It is pure magic. And it may become a very important part of our future– in the … Continue reading

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Successful German Model for Permanently Tenant-Friendly Housing

Started in 1989 and now made up of 107 apartment buildings in Germany, a network of housing projects called Mietshäuser Syndikat, have locked themselves into a structure that allows almost complete autonomy for each housing project, with a couple of … Continue reading

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Custom School Short Video Description and Short Video by Kid having done it

    And, for more good news, Logan got into Cornell a year earlier than his years would suggest, and he is doing well there.   So custom schooling has been working well.

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Paper on systems like Foundation Housing

Housing for non-profit workers does not seem to be represented in this paper, but union housing, or permanently affordable housing is.   And hence, I suggest worth reading. The paper from 1996 usefully describes experiences with Community Land Trusts in urban … Continue reading

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Divertissement for Warming Orchestra #D4

Having just gone to the symphony tonight, I would like to propose a new piece of music, called Divertissement for Warming Orchestra. Here is the “score”: It is a form of call-and-response.  When the orchestra is warming up, any player … Continue reading

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