✽ Google maps now show bike routes. ~ link
✽ Frederica Mathewes-Green reviews Avatar, and suggests that it's not so much the pantheism but the "dumb transparent despicable plot" with "inane dialog" that should bother us. Yep, she's right. It's all pretty much eye-candy. ~ link
✽ Seth Godin: "When the platform changes, the deck gets shuffled... Insiders become outsiders and new opportunities abound." ~ more
✽ "Two cars in every garage, a chicken in every pot, and free wireless internet for every American!" Sure, call me jaded, but FCC chair Julius Genachowski's hint of things to come seems unrealistic. Does he think that all of those phone companies and ISPs which spent billions developing the online market are just going to let the government roll in and pull the rug out from under them? If the government had stepped up to the plate 15, or even 10 years ago, it might have been possible.
✽ More good news from the FCC:
A recent decision by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) will require that churches and other organizations stop using wireless microphones in the 700 MHz band (698-806 MHz) by June 12 or face the possibility of heavy fines.
The FCC estimates that 25 percent of wireless microphones operate in this particular spectrum (band), meaning thousands of churches likely are affected... ~ link