Protected for who? Perhaps we should all copyright our DNA before someone else does. IF, when in the garden, I accidentally breathes in a spore from a genetically-modified /privately-owned daisy down the street, and it becomes part of my DNA (perhaps doing a bit of mutating on it's own) does that part of my DNA fall into another copyright? Okay, pretty simplistic.
Technically, a pronoun is just a placeholder, a small, seemingly unimportant word that substitutes for a noun. Sometimes, though, the power of pronouns to define what is perceived as reality can be troubling.
I was recently at an unworkshop at the Institute Of Creative Technology, DeMontfort Uni (I'm also dong my phd there, part time). Amongst the attendees were Martin Reiser, Jess Laccetti and others, including Prof Sue Thomas, mine and Jess's supervisor. We were trying to tackle the subject of transliteracy (the ability to think and work across multiple platforms, from orality to new media objects).
The first "women and tech" meeting I ever went to was a weekend workshop in Berlin that was organized by a group of university women there. I read their announcement on the first mailing list I was ever subscribed to, replied that I was interested, and got on a train to Berlin.
imagine living in a country where there is no advertising. imagine living in a country where it is illegal to have the internet at home. imagine living in a country where there is zero unemployment and everyone is guaranteed a job when they graduate from art school. imagine living in a country where you can have a space for a theatre and salaries - once you have official permission.
Shamed into using a desktop client for blogging by a college colleague who forwarded this link to Atlassian which describes how much better wikis, blogs etc support collaborative working than email and Office's 'track changes'.
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