Tech – for Everyone

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The Internet Defense League

& A Major Bummer – Micro Center Closed! (News)

I have told you that people are waking up to the fact that the Internet is broken, and seriously abused. Here is what may be some good news (for a change).

Mozilla, EFF Help Launch Internet Defense League, a Bat Signal for the Internet

A group of civil-liberties organizations, software companies and popular Web sites are launching a new effort called the Internet Defense League that aims to “help Internet users, organizations, and companies fight back whenever online rights are threatened.” Inspired by the collaborative fight against the SOPA bill earlier this year, the new organization counts Mozilla, the EFF, WordPress and Reddit among its charter members.Read more..

Yes. If you see the “cat signal” shining up onto a cloud, it will be your signal to write a protest letter to your Congressperson.


Update: I just received an email notifying me that the Santa Clara Micro Center Store (by far and away my fave tech store) closed (without warning) today. No clearance sale either. For the 411, click here..

Apparently, the rent became too high. I sincerely hope that the people involved can resolve this, and prevent this disaster. Please!

Pretty please with sugar on top! Stop the loss of this vital resource!

While I am loathe to promote Facebook in any way, I have been told that the head honchos at Micro Center are monitoring the Micro Center Facebook page. So if you have a FB account, you can leave your comments/pleas there, and be heard.

Please excuse me.. I have to go cry now.

Today’s quote:Anyway, no drug, not even alcohol, causes the fundamental ills of society. If we’re looking for the source of our troubles, we shouldn’t test people for drugs, we should test them for stupidity, ignorance, greed and love of power.” ~ P. J. O’Rourke

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July 23, 2012 Posted by | Internet, News, tech | , , , , , | Leave a comment