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Four short links: 28 May 2012

Four short links: 28 May 2012

Canada Shoots Self In Brain, Voracious Mobile Phone, Using Tech in Education, and Mac Tool

  1. Canada Wages War on Knowledge — Library and Archives Canada is ending acquisitions, not digitizing material, dispersing its collection to underfunded private and public collections around Canada, and providing little in the way of access to the scraps they did keep. Apparently Canada has been overrun by Huns and Vandals. Imminent sack of Toronto predicted. (via BoingBoing)
  2. Cyberpunk Dress Code (BoingBoing) — what caught my eye was how many gadgets have been subsumed into the mobile phone.
  3. Brief Intro to TPCK and SAMR (PDF) — slides from a workshop framing technology in education. SAMR particularly good: technology first Substitutes, then Augments (substitutes and improves), then Modifies (changing the task), and then finally Redefines (makes entirely new tasks possible).
  4. Virtual CDRW — awesome Mac tool: gives you a fake CD/RW drive so when you have to play the burn/rip game to get music out of DRM, you don’t have to waste plastic.
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Strata Week: Google offers big data analytics

Strata Week: Google offers big data analytics

BigQuery for all, a new resource for data journalists, open data is challenged.

In this week's data news, Google's BigQuery opens up to everyone, the Data Journalism Handbook is released, and the open data movement is called to the mat.

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Strata Week: New open-data initiatives in Canada and the UK

Strata Week: New open-data initiatives in Canada and the UK

Open data from StatsCan and Whitehall, Dell open sources its Hadoop tool, and what we can learn from old library records.

This week's data news includes open-data initiatives in the U.K. and Canada, the open sourcing of a Hadoop deployment tool by Dell, and a database reveals the circa-1900 reading habits of Muncie, Ind.

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Strata Week: When does data access become data theft?

Strata Week: When does data access become data theft?

Questions surround the Aaron Swartz case and Microsoft wants to help scholars with big data.

Aaron Swartz faces felony charges for downloading "big data" (more than 4 million academic journals) from the MIT library, Microsoft's new data tool is aimed at scholars, and David Eaves looks at open data efforts in Canada.

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The state of open government in Canada

The state of open government in Canada

David Eaves on Canada's open government success stories and the folly of non-beta thinking

David Eaves, a public policy entrepreneur and a speaker at this week’s Gov 2.0 International online conference, discusses the rise of open government in Canada’s cities. He also looks at the country’s federal inertia, and he explains how a beta mindset could benefit government projects.

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