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The Personal Computer Is Dead (and We Need Some Angry Nerds)

http://www.law.harvard.edu

At the height of Windows's market dominance, Microsoft had no role in determining what software would and wouldn't run on its machines ... (Yet with walled gardens like iPhone rising) Pulitzer Prize-winning editorial cartoonist Mark Fiore found his iPhone app rejected because it contained "content that ridicules public figures."

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Harvard starts teaching open source

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It's about time that United States elite academic institutions finally got around to not only using open-source software, but also teaching it. In the April 2008 edition of Harvard Business Review, Harvard gives its MBA students a taste of the decision facing every company that leverages technology as part of its business (namely, everyone) Should I embrace or fight open source?

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Richard Stallman: High School Misfit, Symbol of Free Software, MacArthur-Certified Genius, BY MICHAEL GROSS, Interviewed in 1999

http://www.mgross.com

"Richard Stallman was reading computer books before he'd ever seen a computer. When the Sixties Revolution was running out of steam, he was liberating MIT computers from behind locked doors and helping set off the next great Boomer movement. Though he disdained hippies and radicals in his youth, today, as the leader of the Free Software Movement, he's a long-haired rebel coder-writer with a cause, and an idealistic thorn in the side of the cyber world's killer-app capitalists..."

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