Archive for date: August 9, 2004

Rick Boucher, Guest Blogger on

August 9, 2004 | Intellectual Property, Link of the Day | By: Mark VandeWettering

Congressman Rich Boucher is guest blogging on Lawrence Lessig’s blog this week. Congressman Boucher is fairly rare amongst politicians in that he actually seems to understand many of the issues related to intellectual property rights. He is working to amend the DMCA to restore fair use rights to digital media, and is the author of […]

Sketchpad: A man-machine graphical communication system | Lambda the Ultimate

August 9, 2004 | Link of the Day | By: Mark VandeWettering

Ivan Sutherland’s thesis on Sketchpad may be one of the most famous and innovative papers in the history of computer graphics. LtU reports that there is a new electronic version made available as a PDF file. It’s great to see papers like this made more widely available.

danny bot: the film

August 9, 2004 | Link of the Day | By: Mark VandeWettering

Gave me a chuckle. Thanks to td and tdl for pointing me at it. danny bot: the film

Tough Weekend for Would-be X Prizers

August 9, 2004 | Science | By: Mark VandeWettering

There were two failures of launch vehicles this weekend. The 48 inch launch vehicle of Armadillo Aerospace crashed, leaving what was described on their website as “$35,000 of rocket is now a whole lot of primo Armadillo Droppings”. Why the failure? Ran out of propellant. Doh! I’m told there are pictures and video on their […]