Although many people have taken it upon themselves to post photos of the Boneyard on Flickr and other photo-sharing websites, we ask that no one do so. We are an educational facility first and foremost - and therefore do not allow stock photography. Photos that are uploaded to sites such as Flickr are not copy protected, and therefore are able to be lifted and used by unscrupulous people. As a result, we are trying to limit the number of images from our collection that are hosted on the web.I agree with Thomas -- this is the opposite of curatorship. The conceit of the author of the above paragraph is that everyone who could stand to learn from the museum knows that it exists and has the wherewithal to visit it. The role of a curator of a museum is to manage a collection on the grounds that it belongs to the ages, that it is important to human culture. For curators to block the dissemination of their collection is antithetical to curatorship. Curators should encourage, not suppress culture. Link (Thanks, Thomas!)
I write books. My latest is a YA science fiction novel called Homeland (it's the sequel to Little Brother). More books: Rapture of the Nerds (a novel, with Charlie Stross); With a Little Help (short stories); and The Great Big Beautiful Tomorrow (novella and nonfic). I speak all over the place and I tweet and tumble, too.