The Khan Academy has just put up this video on SOPA and PIPA. Although the video has only been online for a couple of hours, judging by the number of comments flooding in, people are rushing to see it in order to get some reliable measure of the issues involved.
Meanwhile, today’s blackout appears to have frightened off some key votes in the Senate supporting the measures.
Sorry for the very long absence. The break was much needed, and then the holidays tumbled into the new term. Busting my laptop seemed to be a sign that I should not rush. There is so much to pick up on and catch up with that it’s hard to know where to begin. But this notice from Wikipedia today is a good place to start.
Wikipedia’s entry on SOPA and PIPA here. The story on today’s webwide blackout here.
We have much to catch up on. This of course is Frye’s centenary year, and we’ll have much to say about that in the coming weeks and months. Over the next few days we hope the get ongoing threads up and running again.
Unfortunately, I tripped over my laptop cord and brought it crashing to the ground. The screen is now unreadable, but the sounds of the laptop chirping to life is a hopeful sign. I hope that tomorrow I can transfer data from the old laptop to the new one, and we can resume where we left off.