“(Here are) the raw material of facts and thoughts, wood, as it were, so called from the multiplicity and variety of the matter contained therein.”
From Ben Jonson’s Commonplace Book


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5 Tips for Nonprofits Considering a New Website

Are you a nonprofit considering a new website? 

Before you get overwhelmed with of all the technical details, it is important to be sure you are grounded in the basic elements that will make your site effective in supporting your mission.


The Blog Trackers Cometh?

What is it with bloggers when it comes to links and stats?


A different oil story

Believe it or not, not all stories about oil these days are in areas where the U.S. has troops.


Blogging, Mayoral Style

I was delighted this morning to receive an email about D.C. Mayor Anthony Williams' new blog. It launched on Monday and has one entry and eight comments so far, from D.C. residents and one from as far away as Wisconsin.


From one mother to another

It takes a lot to get someone like me to stop and read an email from the many mailing lists I'm on. Even if the subject line is interesting, my work moves at broadband speed and I usually just don't have the time.


The Progressive Blog Report

To say that blogging involves
an inordinate amount of navel gazing would be something of an
understatement. However, such contemplation does occasionally yield


Get Your Email On

Last week, I headed out to San Francisco (my first time ever in CA!) to speak on a "Politics and Technology" panel at the Young Democrats of America convention. Many of the leaders there were just beginning to learn how to effectively use the internet to organize on the ground.


State o' the 'Sphere

the future, to paraphrase
Andy Warhol, everyone will have a blog for 15 minutes. That seems to be
the initial takeaway from the latest of Technorati's "State


Battle of the XXX-Box

The recent ruckus over the "Hot Coffee" hack for the popular computer game Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas Fault, which allows users to play a mini-game involving illicit animated


Roberts on Tech

Everyone's talking about John Roberts, the Bush
administration's Supreme Court nominee, and wondering just what his
potential confirmation will mean for various issues. Thus far, Roberts is hard to tack down on any number of


We're wide open

We've long had a bunch of code that we'd like to get out into the community, but not a lot of time to package it. Now that we have an army of interns

I see you like to read printed material. You should check out Nicco's book The End of Big: