Friday, October 26, 2018 | RECENT NOTES

Finnish population

The freesheet Metro reports on a demographic shift. People born in 1948 no longer constitute the largest group in the country. Oh no.

Moreover, more people now leave Finland than arrive, according to figures passed to YLE.


Korean Law

If I understand a report in today’s Guardian correctly (and if Benjamin Haas, the Guardian reporter, has outlined the issue correctly) South Korean law does not take geography as its basis, but rather citizenship.

Every other legal jurisdiction that I have heard of bases itself on geography. This difference has immense implications for what we think about the relationship between citizens, the state, and the legal framework that adjudicates between them.


Monday, April 22, 2019 | THE TIME OF DAY


Monday, September 18, 2006 | ESSAYS

Graceful Degradation

In Spring 2006 a group (of which I was a member) began to explore the concept of a “bliki”, a piece of software that combined the alleged advantages of a blog with the supposed strengths of a wiki.

We looked at this from several angles: the cultural, and conceptual, as well as the technical. What follows are my personal reflections on this process, and my tentative conclusions.