National Archives sign at Kew Gardens Station

National Archives sign at Kew Gardens Station


Digital lessons never learned for FEMA?

In the category of don't put all your digital eggs in one basket comes this digital lesson not learned for FEMA, the United States Federal Emergency Management Agency. According to this Information Week article published on February 9, 02011, FEMA lost historical data pertaining to its "lessons learned" database due to a server breakdown and "a poor archiving plan."


Gigapixel art, the Google Art Project

The Google Art Project was started by Google employee Amit Sood. Launched on February 1, 02011 at London's Tate Britain gallery, the Art Project contains content from 17 major galleries and collections around the world and allow a virtual visitor to explore these museums and one art art using "gigapixel" technology. The virtual tours use the same technology as the Street View you experience through Google Maps.


Mind the Cap, stop Canadian Internet usage billing

According to, the Canadian Radio-television & Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) affirmed the ability of Canadian Internet Service Providers such as Shaw, Rogers and Bell, the Big Three in Canada, to charge customers for usage over their allotted monthly bandwidth quota.

If you want to help Stop the Meter On Your Internet Use, you can do so through an online petition (below) as well as by writing to the Hon. Tony Clement, Canada's Industry Minister who indicated on February 1, 02011 that he will review the CRTC's decision. You can also use Facebook and Twitter to support this campaign.