I’m a collector of Internet links. My bookmarks file is big. The first time I access it each day, there is a noticeable delay. Today, I thought it might interest some of you to learn about some of the things that I look at. In many cases, I wish I’d written the articles because I agree with the content, while sometimes I don’t like what I’ve read. I’ll try to keep the links I mention at least marginally related to the open source world.

Here we go:

Copyright laws are weird.

Archiving old music may be illegal! Primary sources in sound are illegal to use.

http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/news/2010/10/report-copyright-laws-put-americas-sound-heritage-at-risk.ars

Academic research requires access to journals which usually are available only at libraries of research-oriented institutions. Does that even make sense in the Internet-connected world?

http://www.insidehighered.com/blogs/library_babel_fish/the_great_disconnect_scholars_without_libraries

Every day, NASA gives us a photo and a clear, short article with many links to background about the topic of the photo. This is a wonderful resource for students and teachers.

http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/astropix.html

I love words. I look them up in dictionaries. I want to use them correctly and I’ve found knowing about the word history helps make that happen. “Etymology” is the word which describes word histories. I regularly use the Online Etymology Dictionary to get a quick sense of a word’s history.

http://www.etymonline.com/

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