It's finally here: the last week in sharing of 2011. The next time we'll speak, it'll be the prelude to the apocalyptic finale of December 2012. So enjoy these links, while you can.
What happens when the DC establishment begins to see the importance of understanding decentralized hacker collectives? Probably a lot of confused discussion about terminology. The Atlantic has the real story of anonymous going to Washington.
Meanwhile, online security company McAfee released a set of 2012 predictions, including the collapse and reorganization of anonymous. Anonymous Operations responded on Twitter: "Orly?"
From Make mag, a list of their top 10 favorite 3D printed objects from 2011, including a really cool clock and a fully functional lock. This is one list I know will only get better in 2012.
For instance, the folks at The Economist are positively giddy at the promise of 3D printing.
When it comes to open access materials on the web, US colleges are doing something rare: competing over making it cheaper to learn. Althought you sill won't be able to get a comparable degree out of it, MIT is taking the lead in offering free courses online.
From Digital Photography School, their year's end list of eleven free online photography tutorials, including how to shoot the night sky.
- Rebecca Solnit identifies a monumental shift over what she calls the "year of compassion." The essayist desribes it in her piece "Our New Currency."
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