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Week 83



Editor's note: Bruce is roaming. His data shadow, however, is cast darkly across ZDNet, among other places:



Editor's note: Bruce has returned to us.

I'm back from "Open Cultures" in Vienna. I had a good time.



This Erik Moller guy had a pleasant, sensible presentation at Open Cultures. Erik is kinda like his role model, 60s German radical Red Rudi Dutschke, only nobody has shot Erik yet.



James Love actually knows what he's talking about, a rarity at cyberculture events. If you're trying to figure out how many people around the world have died because of the patents and copyrights on advanced pharmaceuticals, James would be a good guy to ask about that.



The guys who did the "v2v" presentation about peer-to-peer video streaming were really excited about it. Their killer app is swapping street video of cops beating up protesters, but there would seem to be some rather more general applications for the technology.



Bruce Sterling writes books like Darwin watched animals. Find out more about him, and read tattered electronic copies of Cheap Truth, at the Bruce Sterling Online Index. He lives with his wife Nancy and their two daughters in Austin, Texas.

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