Edward Tufte, the famous information designer, argues that the design of the Pioneer Space Plaque, which embellished the first spaceship to leave our solar system was fundamentally wrong-headed, and proposes an alternative.
Martin describes the progress of a course he and a colleague taught at Institudo Empresa. Illustrates that free markets aren’t fair, but they might work better if they were.
Ted Shelton describes what you need to set up as an Internet telco. No doubt about it, it is now possible to build a system with a couple of Linux boxes that does the same thing as an expensive telecommunications switch.
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Justin points out that there are more deaths on roads per capita in California than in Ireland. On a trawl through the UK DfT website, I found these interesting statistics. Although the US has more deaths per head of population, they have fewer deaths per billion miles driven.
Did you know that 30 percent of payments for parking in Tallinn, Estonia are made using a mobile phone over SMS? Or that you can buy a single-trip tram ticket using SMS in Finland? Do you think it would work elsewhere?