LIS3353 - Technologies for Information Professionals

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Welcome to the Course!

This website (and not Canvas) is the primary location for information on the course. Most of the course, and anything suitable for public viewing will be available here.

That being said, Canvas will be used for announcements and assignments, and discussions (i.e. anything that is semi-private.)

Note: Contacting me should only be done through regular email, at jmarks@fsu.edu (Messaging through Canvas will be ignored -- regular email is a better and safer tool for this purpose)

You don't need to do anything for the first day besides show up. The syllabus and calendar are below, and schedules and procedures will be discussed in class on the first day. See you then!

Syllabus

Final (hopefully?) Calendar

Week 9 - Anonymity


In the news:
http://www.zdnet.com/article/congress-repeals-obama-internet-history-privacy-rules/
http://mashable.com/2017/03/31/isp-claim-wont-sell-browsing-history/#t0iFiYqefiqw
https://www.theregister.co.uk/2017/03/28/so_my_isp_can_now_sell_my_browsing_history_what_can_i_do/

Tor
http://lifehacker.com/what-is-tor-and-should-i-use-it-1527891029
https://blog.torproject.org/blog/what-tor-supporter-looks-laura-poitras
http://www.theverge.com/2013/10/4/4802512/nsa-failed-to-compromise-tor-network-but-exploited-browser-vulnerabilities

Anonymity?
http://www.bothsidesofthetable.com/2011/09/21/why-pseudonymity-is-such-an-important-concept-and-what-anybeat-is-doing-about-it/
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/07/27/randi-zuckerberg-anonymity-online_n_910892.html
http://www.zdnet.com/article/eff-facebook-argue-over-real-name-policies/#!
http://www.theverge.com/2015/7/30/9072257/facebook-real-name-policy-germany

Voting:
http://www.washingtonsblog.com/2012/11/videos-of-vote-fraud-pour-in-from-both-liberal-and-conservative-sources.html
http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/wonkblog/wp/2012/11/06/estonians-get-to-vote-online-why-cant-america/
http://venturebeat.com/2015/02/21/watch-how-quick-it-is-to-vote-in-the-most-advanced-democracy-on-earth-estonia/

READING:
https://free.law/2015/09/17/the-right-to-read-anonymously/
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/El_Paquete_Semanal
http://www.wired.com/2015/03/north-korea/

http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2015/oct/24/obfuscation-users-guide-for-privacy-and-protest-online-surveillance


Optional, but recommended:
https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2018/10/15/the-prophetic-pragmatism-of-frederick-douglass


Week 8 - Linux Install and Command line


In-Class Linux Install Info (in class slides - ./vbox.pdf

./08-LIS3353-LinuxCommandLine.pdf


Week 7 - UI and Languages


READ THIS AGAIN. or for the first time if you didn't before.
https://www.bloomberg.com/graphics/2015-paul-ford-what-is-code/

--
on UX
http://www.designyourway.net/blog/web-and-mobile-design/what-is-ux-design-and-why-its-important/
https://www.usability.gov/what-and-why/user-interface-design.html

See, e.g.
https://www.nngroup.com/articles/flat-design/

but...

THIS:
https://graydon2.dreamwidth.org/193447.html
http://www.loper-os.org/?p=69

dark patterns
http://www.theverge.com/2013/8/29/4640308/dark-patterns-inside-the-interfaces-designed-to-trick-you


Week 6 - The Internet


./07 LIS3353-Internet-T1808.pdf

The history:
http://www2.ed.gov/pubs/OR/ConsumerGuides/internet.html
http://sixrevisions.com/resources/the-history-of-the-internet-in-a-nutshell/

The barriers
https://www.publicintegrity.org/2014/08/28/15404/how-big-telecom-smothers-city-run-broadband

DIY? Mesh, et al
http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-37974267
https://motherboard.vice.com/en_us/article/how-a-diy-network-plans-to-subvert-time-warner-cables-nyc-internet-monopoly


The net; today:
https://www.theguardian.com/books/2016/jul/14/dennis-cooper-google-censorship-dc-blog
https://techcrunch.com/2016/10/09/a-decentralized-web-would-give-power-back-to-the-people-online/
https://backchannel.com/the-end-of-the-internet-dream-ba060b17da61#.y01ca2r1d

Net Neutrality Today
https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2017/jul/12/ajit-pai-fcc-net-neutrality-open-internet
https://motherboard.vice.com/en_us/article/43a5kg/80-percent-net-neutrality-comments-bots-astroturfing


Week 5 - History of Operating Systems

(looks like a lot, but they're all only a page or so...)

(new file, reload please)
./05-LIS3353 - History I T1808-final.pdf



http://www.cio.com/article/2989667/consumer-technology/history-of-apple-and-microsoft-4-decades-of-peaks-and-valleys.html

Apple
http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/rise-fall-rise-apple-history/

Monopoly?
http://lowendmac.com/2008/rise-of-microsoft-monopoly/


Cultural Defeat of Microsoft
https://www.devever.net/~hl/windowsdefeat
https://backchannel.com/why-i-m-saying-goodbye-to-apple-google-and-microsoft-78af12071bd#.mg44d9omw

http://www.pcworld.com/article/3088755/windows/a-lawsuit-over-an-unwanted-windows-10-upgrade-just-cost-microsoft-10000.html

Linux
http://www.techrepublic.com/blog/linux-and-open-source/apple-steals-innovation-from-the-heart-of-the-linux-community/
http://www.zdnet.com/article/linux-and-open-source-have-won-get-over-it/

https://itsfoss.com/windows-10-inspired-linux/

Bottom line?
https://adtmag.com/blogs/dev-watch/2016/07/bash-salaries.aspx

http://www.tecmint.com/big-companies-and-devices-running-on-gnulinux/

A little more on GNU
https://mikegerwitz.com/2016/04/GNU-kWindows

http://www.cio.com/article/3112860/linux/6-things-you-should-know-from-linuxs-first-25-years.html

http://thevarguy.com/open-source-application-software-companies/open-source-and-android-history-googles-linux-based-mobil

Apple:
http://mirror.informatimago.com/next/developer.apple.com/darwin/history.html

User Level:
https://hackernoon.com/the-joy-of-linux-desktop-environments-365d6cc8de72#.kcznlacz6

Raspberry pi
https://www.popsci.com/how-raspberry-pi-sparked-maker-revolution



(not fully required reading, but very good to browse):
http://www.oliverelliott.org/article/computing/tut_unix/
Cool looking learning resource:
https://linuxjourney.com/
https://linuxnewbieguide.org/overview-of-chapters/chapter-1-what-is-linux/



Week 4 - Hardware


./04 LIS3353 - Hardware I-T1803.pdf

A reading around some of our discussions:
https://www.fordfoundation.org/ideas/equals-change-blog/posts/can-computers-be-racist-big-data-inequality-and-discrimination/

A good crossover reading for next week as well
https://aeon.co/essays/your-brain-does-not-process-information-and-it-is-not-a-computer

MAIN READINGS:


A little old school, but good enough:
http://www.garfieldcs.com/wordpress/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2011/09/Computer-Hardware-Basics.pdf

On Moore's Law
http://www.nytimes.com/2015/05/13/opinion/thomas-friedman-moores-law-turns-50.html?_r=0

Does Moore's Law Matter?
http://www.slashgear.com/is-moores-law-still-relevant-for-pcs-0780747/

Does HARDWARE Matter?
http://www.computerworld.com/article/2494720/computer-hardware/preston-gralla--does-hardware-matter-anymore-.html

On Shenzhen
https://medium.com/wonk-bridge/shenzhen-the-tech-capital-of-the-world-7b1a0469c39f


Week 3 - Fundamentals of Software


./01 LIS3353 - Computers I - From Numbers to Thinking-T808.pdf
./02 LIS3353- Algorithms and Intelligence T1808.pdf
./03 LIS3353- Binary.pdf

What is code?
https://www.bloomberg.com/graphics/2015-paul-ford-what-is-code/

What programming is
http://siderea.livejournal.com/1241996.html#cutid1

Basic Binary
http://www.mathsisfun.com/binary-decimal-hexadecimal.html

(also this — brilliant!) - https://i.imgur.com/NQPrUsI.gifv

Basic Algorithms
http://computer.howstuffworks.com/question717.htm

https://medium.com/@_marcos_otero/the-real-10-algorithms-that-dominate-our-world-e95fa9f16c04

AI
https://www.technologyreview.com/s/534871/our-fear-of-artificial-intelligence/
https://logicmag.io/01-interview-with-an-anonymous-data-scientist/


Turing Test?
https://www.dailydot.com/debug/programs-bots-that-also-passed-the-turing-test/

Facebooks war on free will (with an excellent bit in the middle on algorithms)
https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2017/sep/19/facebooks-war-on-free-will



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