Reupping this story from April. This encounter has stuck with me. In early January I was returning a gift, and tried to get it put back on my wife’s credit card, which I didn’t have….
Browsing Category Thoughts, etc.
Deleting Facebook – An Experiment (Part 1 of 2)
“If you’re not the customer, you’re the product,” as the saying goes. I am tired of being the product.* I have a new facebook account; the old one is deactivated. Why? I’ve long said I…
Charlottesville 29 + Charlottesville Restaurants = Help Food Bank
What a remarkable thing. The Charlottesville 29 have partnered with McGuire Woods and a slew of Charlottesville restaurants to help the Blue Ridge Area Food Bank (one of my favorites charities). Hunger is a stubborn problem –…
Public Spaces in Private Spaces – What’s the Balance?
What if … the only available public spaces to freely assemble are private?
The forthcoming Market Plaza in Downtown Charlottesville is going to be a massive project,
Market Plaza will feature 68 residential units, 55,000 square feet of office space and 10,000 square feet of retail space.
The city market will operate in an open-air plaza for as many as two days a week in the south-west quadrant. The plaza will be rented by the city for those days and will be managed by the developer for the rest.
This is a Test – A Google Plus Test
As much as anything, I’m testing Google + embedding, but also prefacing an upcoming post preliminarily titled “The Troubling Transience of the Web”
(click through if you’re curious)
The HooK Closes
One of the most pressing questions is posed on cvillenews:
And what of The Hookâ€™s website? There are 12 years of vital, historically significant news coverage there, available to anybody using Google. The loss of that archiveâ€”like the once-deep web-based archives of The Cavalier Daily, WINA, and The Observerâ€”would be terrible. Whatâ€™s the plan to maintain that?
There has to be a plan – even a community plan – to fund the archives’ existence in perpetuity.
The Internet Archive isn’t going to cut it.