Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Free Information

Let me start with Aaron Swartz's announcement of the launch of, "a new community site for people who work with large data sets." The site has three sections for those who work on tools to (a) get hold of large data sets (web crawling, etc), (b) process large data sets and (c) visualize them.

Oh, by the way, have you tried the simplest way to start your own website? (I have). It's called Jottit, and it's yet another great -- and free! -- product from Aaron Swartz. Thank you, Aaron!

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Larry Lessig gives us the good news that his new book, The Future of Ideas is available under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial license. Which means you can download it from here.

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Wikipedia celebrated its birthday yesterday in an admirably understated way for a seven year old. There was just an entry in its "On this day" page for January 15.