Eileen Burbidge's Favorite Techdirt Posts Of The Week
from the flattry-will-get-you-somewhere dept
It should be fairly easy to spot which are my favorite posts every week because I might be one of only a handful who uses flattr here. To be honest the flattr button is how I first found Techdirt 3 years ago and one of the reasons I regularly read the site. (Disclosure: As an early stage tech VC, I am both a personal angel and fund investor in Flattr.)
But enough disclosure and disclaimer, and on to what I flattr'ed and liked the most this past week. Firstly, I realize I'm becoming a bit of a fangirl for Michael Ho’s curated lists because two of my favorites were the comparing our schools piece and the way technology is changing the way we talk. I just loved the quick snippets and URLs which made for great light-hearted reading (perfect during a conference call).
Other than that, I'm a big fan of anything which highlights the ineffectiveness and sham that is the TSA so I particularly enjoyed these two pieces: TSA Security Fee Expected to Double Next Year (Sure, why the hell not?!) and TSA Agent: Give Me That Monkey Gun (I'm impressed that Timothy Geigner was able to get "common sense" and TSA in the same piece).
And of course, who isn't riveted by the play by play of the Beastie Boys-Goldieblox saga?
Finally, my very favorite post of the entire week was definitely this one, because… Norway rocks and is where our latest portfolio company, Swipe, was born: Norway To Digitize All Norwegian Books... and because it's nice to see a large-scale digitization project preserving Norway's culture for future generations.