The trial of Bradley Manning begins on June 3, 2013, and will have profound impact on press freedom and the rights of future whistleblowers throughout the world. The Freedom of the Press Foundation (I'm a board member) is crowd-funding donations to hire a court stenographer to record trial transcripts. The US has refused to make the government's taxpayer-funded transcripts available to the public, but we believe it's important that an open record of this trial be freely available to the world.
Donations to this project are tax-deductible, to the extent permitted by US law. You can donate online by credit or debit card, Paypal, Bitcoin, or you can send a check or money order.
When the trial starts on June 3rd, we will post the transcripts online as soon as they become available for each day.
I asked Amy Parness, the co-founder of Sparkle Labs, maker of fantastic educational electronics kits, to write a Medium post about gender and the business of being a maker business person. Her terrific essay calls out the problems with “pink girly engineering kits.” From Medium:
Zero UI is the new term for “invisible interfaces”—what happens in the future when all the clicking and tapping and typing is history: “If you look at the history of computing, starting with the jacquard loom in 1801, humans have always had to interact with machines in a really abstract, complex way.” [Fast Company]
CEO Dick Costolo will resign, to be replaced in the interim by Jack Dorsey
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The Lytro Illum dares to be different, boasting even more robust features than its first generation predecessor and a sleek design reminiscent of professional DSLRs. What’s so cool about it? Most cameras capture the position of light rays, producing a statoc 2D image.
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