- Sony helps, encourages developers to install Linux on their phones
Slashdot linked to an article on Neowin.net that is interesting for the contrast it presents to Sony’s actions from the parts of the company responsible for the Playstation that arguably set the stage for the events that prompted the geohotz suit by removing the OtherOS option and erecting other barriers to modders. The fact that the phone division has a polar opposite view on hacking devices to run Linux really illustrates what we always need to remember, that companies larger than a certain size are often quite diverse internally. The left hand literally often doesn’t know what the right is doing which can present the occasional silver lining.
- Bletchley Park opens U-110 Enigma exhibit
The Register has details of the opening of a new exhibit commemorating the capture of a German enigma machine. Included are photos and accounts from both sides, filling in history around the efforts of the British code breaking site. Since I read Cryptonomicon, one of my favorite books, the events from this episode in World War II are just as fascinating as the technologies involved.
- Why the new guy can’t code, TechCrunch via Slashdot
- Minneapolis hack space needs new members to keep its space, Make
- GE and EADS to print parts for airplanes, Technology Review
- Ann Arbor library purchases bulk license to Magnatune’s music catalog, BoingBoing
- Music site gives musicians new way to lure ‘pay what you want’ fans, Underwire at Wired