Simon Willison’s Weblog


Wednesday, 13th May 2009

Game Web 2.Over? Meg Pickard took the 2005 Web 2.0 logo collage and updated it to show which companies have folded and which have been bought. # 8:20 pm

Drug seizures: how pure is street cocaine? Neat story on the Guardian Datablog using graphs from Timetric to show that while the purity of cocaine seized by customs over the past five years has stayed constant, the purity of drugs seized by the police has been trending downwards. # 12:34 pm

South’s Design. Andrew Godwin explains why South resorts to parsing your file in order to construct information about for creating automatic migrations. # 12:30 pm

For the record, I’m a noted privacy freak and I don’t pretend to speak for anyone else on this topic. I know that resistance is futile. I continue to believe that there is a great divide on sensitivity about privacy—you’ve either had your identity stolen or been stalked or had some great intrusion you couldn’t fend off, or you haven’t. I’m in the former camp and it colors the way I view and think about privacy online. It makes me indescribably sad to see how clearly I and others in my camp are losing this battle.

Marc Hedlund # 8:41 am

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