Tiding you over until my post about chainsaws this evening, here's an interview with co creator of The Pirate Bay Peter Sunde for Wired.
We talk about Flattr, his service that lets you donate money to musicians, youtubers, bloggers, and the like. Sunde describes it as "the 'like button' that means something."
He was great to interview, a really friendly guy who happens to have also changed the face of the music, film, games industries, and the way we use the internet
You can read the full interview here.
That's me in that photo up there. It captures me journalising, that, and that I apparently take notes with my eyes closed.
He has an immensely cool job, at the immensest hotspot of cool on the planet. And, let's not question whether you can have a hotspot of cool, because science will probably prove us all wrong. He's project leader of the GridPP project, they organise the computer labs around the world that handle all the data produced at CERN. That, and many other major experiments the world over.
So, read and enjoy, I'll be putting up the rest of the interview later this week because I don't think you should miss anything he says.
Over on Wired you can read my interview with Richard Stallman, founder of the Free Software Foundation and creator of the GNU/Linux operating system.
I say things like "Why is that?", "How about in Britain?", and "Though this course of action has been called criminal in the past." What were you expecting? It's a Q&A session, he's says the interesting things!
He says stuff like "Essentially this sounds like the plot of a nasty spy movie," and "RIP human rights." So if you're interested in knowing what those answers relate to I'd suggest popping over for a perusal.