Simon Willison’s Weblog


Saturday, 19th October 2002

Dictionary of Linux commands

One for the bookmarks: O’Reilly’s Alphabetical Directory of Linux Commands. 379 commands complete with a description and list of command line options. Found via an advert on the Internet Bookmobile story (and I usually never click on ads).

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Lessons from the Bookmobile

I first read about the Internet Bookmobile last week on Aaron Swartz’ Weblog. Lessons from the Internet Bookmobile is a new article on the O’Reilly Network by Richard Koman, who spent the week preceeding the opening of the Supreme Court Eldred vs Ashcroft case travelling with the bookmobile as it made it’s way up from San Francisco to Washington, stopping off at schools and libraries along the way to demonstrate the importance of the public domain. The article discusses the potential effect cheap book printing technology combined with the internet and the public domain could have on schools, libraries and even commercial publishers:

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