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Finishing Things

It’s 2016, a writing year. On Friday I finished a book I’ve been working on since 2013 (you will find out what it is sometime in the next few months. Promise). Tomorrow I finish the introduction to it. The world feels a little lighter.

The book I finished is not the big thing I have to do this year — I think I’m going to fall off the world completely to do that pretty soon. But it’s something I’m really proud of nonetheless.

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AS BROWSERS DECLINE IN RELEVANCE, THEY’RE BECOMING DRM TIMEBOMBS

My op-ed in today’s issue of The Tech, MIT’s leading newspaper, describes how browser vendors and the W3C, a standards body that’s housed at MIT, are collaborating to make DRM part of the core standards for future browsers, and how their unwillingness to take even the most minimal steps to protect academics and innovators from the DMCA will put the MIT community in the crosshairs of corporate lawyers and government prosecutors.

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How To Journal

One of my Girl Scouts is moving on to Middle school, and she asked for advice. Come to think of it, she didn’t ask for anything. She just came in for a hug. So, there I was, that annoying person who pushes advice without being asked. Her mom said she hoped her daughter would become a writer. Be careful what you wish for, mama! I tell my kids that I hope they don’t ever become writers.

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