Ian M Banks: A Few Notes on the Culture – rec.arts.sf.written – In 1994, Ken MacLeod was asked by Ian M Banks to post an essay to rec.arts.sf.written. In it, Banks reveals additional details about the Culture universe, in which many of his books exist. Since then, of course, MacLeod has written about the Singularity.
Video: Clay Shirky on Love, Internet Style – One predictor of longevity: “Do the people who like it take care of each other?” And, “With love alone, you can get a birthday party together. Add coordinating tools and you can write an operating system” … “Now, you can do big things for love”
Daily Mail-o-matic – Very believable auto-generated Daily Mail headlines “WILL SINGLE MOTHERS INFECT THE BRITISH PEOPLE WITH AIDS?” was one example. Actually pretty close to a real Mail headline which was something like “Are asylum seekers carrying Saddam’s deadly nerve gas”