links for 2008-06-27

Lessig on “Corruption”

Larry Lessig explains how the U.S. democracy, dependent on “corrupt” campaign contributions, is deteriorating.

He quotes President Reagan describing how democracies fail—by voting themselves into bankruptcy.

A democracy cannot exist as a permanent form of government. It can only exist until the voters discover that they can vote themselves largesse from the public treasury.—Unknown

This expression did not originate with Reagan, it provenance is unclear.

Walkability of Madeira Ohio provides walkability scores for US addresses.

links for 2008-06-25

links for 2008-06-24

Very Cool Ball Girl

This ball girl makes an amazing catch then sits down and play it cool.

Ball Girl Makes Incredible Catch – Watch more free videos

Update:  I have since learned this is a staged video used for promotional purposes.  Too bad.

links for 2008-06-23

Did Verizon influence this iPhone review?

This review focusing on the shortcomings of the iPhone looks like a boon to Verizon who is running three ads against it.


links for 2008-06-21

links for 2008-06-19