Information Access - Articles Archive
from May 23, 2004 to January 20, 2004

"A few companies control much of the economy and oligopolies exert control in nearly every sector of the economy. The people who head up these companies swap on and off the boards from one company to another, and in and out of government committees and positions. ... read more

They Rule - [via BoingBoing] - May 23, 2004
Who controls what we watch, read and listen to? Though four years old, here is a great map that visualizes the world largest six media moguls and their specific properties in television, book publishing, entertainment, movies and music. The map is complemented by a great referenced ... read more

Robin Good - - May 17, 2004
"Global outrage over digital photographs published in newspapers of American soldiers abusing Iraqi prisoners is the latest example of how technology, in the hands of ordinary folk, creates a kind of information tsunami that shakes up the powerful and the mighty. The sheer convenience and speed ... read more

Francis Chin - Today Online - May 15, 2004

"Supposedly the job of the facilitator is to be a neutral, non-directing helper to see that the meeting flows smoothly. Actually, he or she is there for exactly the opposite reason: to see that the conclusions reached during the meeting are in accord with a plan ... read more

Chris Gupta - Share The Wealth - May 6, 2004
A wonderful streaming interview with Joel Bakan, one of the authors of The Corporation: The Pathological Pursuit of Profit and Power serves as the basis for an award-winning educational film. Both in the book and in the multi-part movie three key different themes are addressed. In ... read more

Robin Good - TV Ontario - May 5, 2004
TV-Turnoff Week is organized each year by TV-Turnoff Network. TV-Turnoff Network is a national nonprofit organization that encourages children and adults to watch much less television in order to promote healthier lives and communities. In addition to TV-Turnoff Week, TV-Turnoff Network created and runs More Reading, ... read more

Robin Good - TV Turnoff - April 17, 2004
One of the easiest ways to take the most respected personality test available (Myers-Briggs) is to go to and to take the 60 or so questions that reveal the type of personality you have though an effective test called The Keirsey Temperament Sorter. I found ... read more

Christonium - [via Jer] - April 3, 2004
The leader who beats the drums of war in order to whip the citizenry into patriotic fervor, for patriotism is a double-edged sword. It emboldens the blood and narrows the mind. And when the drums of war have reached fever pitch and the blood boils with ... read more

Robin Good - March 19, 2004

From Gulufuture, a counter information site with very interesting scoops, here are a set of articles I greatly enjoyed reading just about one year ago. As the heat over the a possible fly-by by a possible Planet-X has greatly cooled down I feel I can now ... read more

Robin Good - - March 10, 2004
As you keep reading mainstream newspapers and TV news, this is something that is not new but that it is always useful to be aware of. Doctoring images allows vested interests to bring a pre-conceived message to the readers by subtly manipulating and retouching actual news ... read more

Robin Good - March 5, 2004
One overdose of great Good tidings....from Goodle. ... read more

Robin Good - Goodle - March 4, 2004
The news and entertainment we consume, and thus our thoughts and opinions, are shaped not just by the media and entertainment corporations but by governments, their agencies and the military-industrial complex. "It's possible the entertainment industry could help the government formulate its message to the rest ... read more

Robin Good - Nexus - February 27, 2004
If you happen to land frequently on article pages that require a registration to be accessed (e.g.: NY Times), a free online service has come to rescue you. Enters BugMeNot an online tool providing you with access codes for most any online resource that requires one. ... read more

Robin Good - February 3, 2004
DVD Region-Free enables you to watch any region DVD on region-locked DVD drive. It will work, even if you can not change the DVD drive's region anymore. You needn't hack DVD drive (flash firmware) which is sometimes dangerous, useless or unavailable. DVD Region-Free disables region check ... read more

Robin Good - Fengtao Software - January 31, 2004
Governments of the Industrial World, you weary giants of flesh and steel, I come from Cyberspace, the new home of Mind. On behalf of the future, I ask you of the past to leave us alone. You are not welcome among us. You have no sovereignty ... read more

Robin Good - January 30, 2004
Growing numbers of municipal and state governments are turning to wireless technology to link emergency response systems. Wireless systems are potentially less expensive than other communications tools. ... read more

Robin Good - Federal Computer Week - January 29, 2004
Memigo recommends news articles you will be interested in based on your ratings and those of other users that are similar to you. This sort of thing will be huge. Forget peer review, forget gateways. This is the future of online content evaluation. ... read more

Robin Good - via OLDaily - January 27, 2004
What do these things have in common: the TV show American Idol, Howard Dean's presidential campaign, eBay, and the open-source Linux operating system? ... read more

Robin Good - CNN - January 22, 2004
Here's how No Child Left Behind and your tests work in the classrooms of Houston and Chicago. Millions of 8 year olds are given lists of words and phrases. They are graded, like USDA beef: some prime, some OK, many failed. Once the kids are stamped ... read more

Greg Palast - January 21, 2004
IBM is looking to lure Microsoft Windows NT Server 4.0 users to Linux with new programs for business partners and customers at LinuxWorld this week. Big Blue has chosen the conference in New York City as the pulpit from which to preach about its Linux migration ... read more

Robin Good - Internetnews - January 20, 2004

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