Golden States

Oregon appears to be having something of a gold rush thanks to a moratorium on suction dredges in California. The cyclical nature of mining rushes for gold as well as the repercussions of this sort of mining certainly deserve greater scrutiny. It also poses an interesting problem for public land use as different interpretations of […]

Another round of copyright wars?

News from the New York Times that publishers are looking into ebook editions for classics that don’t have their electronic copyrights nailed down. Despite being a Kindle owner, I’m a little concerned about the direction this will likely go. There’s already enough problems with copyright and electronic distribution. The most obvious being the “planned obsolescence” […]