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Chicago Cubs Win Central Division

Submitted by Leo Klein on Sat, 9/29/07 (11:30am)

Cubs LogoTalk about baggage! The Chicago Cubs "clinch" the Central Division and the Sun-Times has to remind us of the following unhappy legacy:

...[P]layers insisted this is only the beginning of their quest to end 98 years of empty and heartbreaking Octobers.

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Current Cites for September 2007

Submitted by Leo Klein on Fri, 9/28/07 (10:03pm)

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Current Cites for September 2007 is out! You can find the issue here...

OneWebDay at UIC

Submitted by Leo Klein on Sun, 9/23/07 (11:41am)

Students and Staff at UIC talk about what the Web means to them. The clip contains excerpts of 17 interviews taken over a series of days in observance of OneWebDay 2007.

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Internet Hell

Submitted by Leo Klein on Sat, 9/22/07 (11:30pm)

Courtesy of Susan Crawford:

Non-neutrality ... serves the interests of those who would like (more generally) to see the internet morphed into something much more akin to the current wireless model here in the US: a fully-monetized network, permitting use of particular applications that share their revenues with the network access provider. (This network would not be the same thing as the internet.)

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OneWebDay - Videotaping at UIC (Day 2)

Submitted by Leo Klein on Fri, 9/21/07 (2:32pm)
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Again a fine day at UIC. I got lots of great input.

It'll be a challenge to put it together for a 10 minute clip.

One way or the other, it'll be on YouTube.com with the tags 'onewebday2007' and 'UIC'.

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OneWebDay - Videotaping at UIC (Day 1)

Submitted by Leo Klein on Wed, 9/19/07 (3:21pm)
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First day of videotaping at UIC. Even the weather cooperated! See ya tomorrow (11a-2:30p)

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Google Reader Supports Search

Submitted by Leo Klein on Wed, 9/19/07 (12:18am)
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Wow, I just noticed the search box on top of my Google Reader window. All I can say is finally!

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Klein on Drupal: Chicago (2/29/2008)

Submitted by Leo Klein on Mon, 9/17/07 (11:15pm)

drupal_250x250.gif Okay, this one is so far off it's almost crazy to talk about, but since they just posted it, I thought I might as well put out the word -- at least for people in the Chicagoland area interested in Drupal.

Innovation Good and Bad

Submitted by Leo Klein on Thu, 9/13/07 (11:11pm)

Aaron Schmidt rightfully quotes himself with pride from an article in the Chicago Tribune:

"There's a lot of dead wood in libraries, and I think there's a lot of administrations that are kind of just biding their time for retirement and don’t feel like putting forth a lot of effort," he said. "I think there’s a general culture of resistance to change. That needs to go away."

He's right of course but I think the problem is a bit more complicated.

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OneWebDay (Video Taping at UIC)

Submitted by Leo Klein on Wed, 9/12/07 (3:40pm)

[From my UIC Announcement:]

OneWebDay OneWebDay is a global online event celebrating the importance of the Web (website: http://www.onewebday.org).

As explained by the event organizers:

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