LIS3353 - Technologies for Information Professionals

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Using Linux

SLIDES

Week 2 - https://jrm4.com/slides/LIS-3353_-_Computers_and_Thinking.html
Week 3 - https://jrm4.com/slides/LIS-3353_-_Hardware.html
Week 4 - https://jrm4.com/slides/LIS-3353_-_Software.html
Week 5 - https://jrm4.com/slides/Linux_And_the_Command_Line_-_Raw_Slides.html
Week 7 - https://jrm4.com/slides/LIS-3353_-_The_Internet.html
Week 8 - https://jrm4.com/algo.pdf (Milkshakes and Algorithms)


Individual Assignment 1 - Bash

FYI - Readings and info are now in *reverse* chronological order; what you need is here up top.

Week 9 - Freely Avaliable Information

NOTE - I'm making available far more readings than I'd expect any one to do; but a lot of these are interesting and may spark a good conversation:


Week 11 - Freely Available Information (Intellectual Property)




The basics:
https://www.gameacademy.com/the-four-types-of-intellectual-property-protection/

Intellectual? Property?
https://www.gnu.org/philosophy/not-ipr.html
http://www.dklevine.com/general/intellectual/coffee.htm

TRADE SECRET
http://www.litigationandtrial.com/2010/05/articles/the-law/for-people/iron-mans-suit-isnt-patented-its-a-trade-secret-seriously/

TRADEMARK
http://www.adobe.com/misc/trade.html#section-4

PATENT
Skim: http://www.uspto.gov/patents/resources/general_info_concerning_patents.jsp
http://goo.gl/qFVt
http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/news/2009/01/resurrecting-the-supreme-courts-software-patent-ban-not-ready.ars

COPYRIGHT
http://emoglen.law.columbia.edu/my_pubs/anarchism.html
and compare and contrast with
http://www.libraryjournal.com/article/CA6529387.html

Browse : http://fairuse.stanford.edu/Copyright_and_Fair_Use_Overview/chapter9/index.html
(Take special note of the "fifth" fair use factor)
http://www.thestandard.com/news/2008/10/07/fair-use-decided-who-has-most-money


TODAYS TOPICS
https://www.wired.com/2016/04/stealing-publicly-funded-research-isnt-stealing/
https://gizmodo.com/the-eu-suppressed-a-300-page-study-that-found-piracy-do-1818629537
https://theconversation.com/the-internet-of-things-is-sending-us-back-to-the-middle-ages-81435
http://computationalculture.net/article/book-piracy-as-peer-preservation
https://techcrunch.com/2011/01/15/lets-compete-on-innovation/


http://www.salon.com/2012/09/19/an_art_history_book_minus_the_art/
http://www.lessig.org/2008/10/a-lesson-in-the-failures-of-fa/
https://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2016/04/fair-use-prevails-as-supreme-court-rejects-google-books-copyright-case/

CREATOR RIGHTS?
https://harpers.org/archive/2007/02/the-ecstasy-of-influence/
http://www.slate.com/articles/news_and_politics/jurisprudence/2003/06/harry_potter_and_the_international_order_of_copyright.html

MUSIC
The beginning of the end: http://www.ethanhein.com/wp/2009/biz-markie-gets-the-copyright-smackdown/

LIBRARIANSHIP?
https://go-to-hellman.blogspot.com/2010/01/offline-book-lending-costs-us.html
https://americanlibrariesmagazine.org/2016/05/31/why-sci-hub-matters/
http://www.sciencemag.org/news/2016/04/whos-downloading-pirated-papers-everyone

MOVIES
http://www.kungfugrippe.com/post/439759688/you-a-big-fan-of-aggressive-ip-enforcement-like

PATENT
https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2017/06/federal-circuit-hits-stupid-patent-owner-fee-award
http://www.economist.com/blogs/democracyinamerica/2011/08/intellectual-property?fsrc=rss

wow, I'm linking to cracked:
http://www.cracked.com/pictofacts-687-12-inventions-created-by-different-people-at-same-time/

Alternate Modes
COMPULSORY LICENSING?
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Compulsory_licensing
https://www.legalmatch.com/law-library/article/music-copyright-compulsory-cover-license.html

Orphan Works
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Orphan_work
https://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2008/10/orphan-works-copyright-reform-fails-in-wake-of-bailout-bid/

Piracy?
https://gizmodo.com/the-eu-suppressed-a-300-page-study-that-found-piracy-do-1818629537

GNU GPL
http://www.gnu.org/licenses/gpl-3.0.txt
https://opensource.com/article/17/9/open-source-licensing
https://qz.com/981029/a-federal-court-has-ruled-that-an-open-source-license-is-an-enforceable-contract/


https://library.osu.edu/blogs/copyright/2015/07/29/copyright-as-an-instrument-for-censorship/



Week 8

this just in...
https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2019/oct/15/encryption-lose-privacy-us-uk-australia-facebook

How Encryption Works
http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2013/sep/05/how-internet-encryption-works

http://computer.howstuffworks.com/encryption3.htm

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cryptographic_hash_function

http://www.pcworld.com/article/2905995/truecrypt-audit-shows-no-sign-of-nsa-backdoors-just-some-minor-glitches.html

https://www.howtogeek.com/203708/3-alternatives-to-the-now-defunct-truecrypt-for-your-encryption-needs/

Apple's Method
http://blog.cryptographyengineering.com/2014/10/why-cant-apple-decrypt-your-iphone.html

Hashing for Verification
http://www.howtogeek.com/67241/htg-explains-what-are-md5-sha-1-hashes-and-how-do-i-check-them/

https://tiptopsecurity.com/what-is-cryptographic-hashing-md5-sha-and-more/

Week 7 - The Internet


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 5/6 - Why Linux?

The basics:
https://www.linux.com/what-is-linux/
https://www.techrepublic.com/article/getting-up-to-speed-with-the-linux-desktop-operating-system/

Continuation of an idea from last time:
https://zyst.io/is-microsoft-boiling-us-to-death

Read AT LEAST the first 4 sections (Intro, MGBs, Tanks and Batmobiles, BitFlinger, and GUIs) — the rest is optional, but pretty good:
http://project.cyberpunk.ru/lib/in_the_beginning_was_the_command_line/

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https://graydon2.dreamwidth.org/193447.html
https://simplystatistics.org/2017/06/13/the-future-of-education-is-plain-text/

What you can do with very little:
https://opensource.com/life/16/6/linux-laptop-haitian-family

a little "language" in here, forgive me
http://web.archive.org/web/20101202135616/http://teddziuba.com/2010/10/taco-bell-programming.html

For the Practical ☺
https://adtmag.com/blogs/dev-watch/2016/07/bash-salaries.aspx
https://alexpetralia.com/posts/2017/6/26/learning-linux-bash-to-get-things-done

AND FINALLY:
https://www.linuxjournal.com/content/whats-our-next-fight

Dont have to read - but a good reference:
http://oliverelliott.org/article/computing/tut_unix/

Week 4 - History


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/



Week 3 - Hardware


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

IoT
https://www.forbes.com/sites/jacobmorgan/2014/05/13/simple-explanation-internet-things-that-anyone-can-understand/#4614fcdd1d09

(Warning, strong language ahead. But, it makes for perhaps the most frank and honest discussion I've seen on the topic)
https://motherboard.vice.com/en_us/article/pgkdm7/when-the-internet-of-things-starts-to-feel-like-the-internet-of-shit

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

https://www.bbc.com/news/business-58230388
https://www.pcmag.com/news/inside-the-gpu-shortage-why-you-still-cant-buy-a-graphics-card



Week 2 - Intro to Computers


Slides: https://jrm4.com/slides/LIS-3353_-_Computers_and_Thinking.html

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

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2019/jan/13/dont-believe-the-hype-media-are-selling-us-an-ai-fantasy

Week 1 - Introductions


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