Revival of Manx Language

Thursday, 26 February 2009 by

Thanks to Owen for his Tweet about this… The Isle of Man is undergoing a Manx Gaelic revival. The number of Manx speakers has gone up tenfold in the last twenty years. The government-sponsored Manx Heritage Foundation (Undinys Eiraght Vannin) and the Manx Gaelic Advisory Council (Coonceil ny Gaelgey) regulate and standardise the official use

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Wiki Worries

Thursday, 29 January 2009 by

It’s interesting to hear about possible changes for Wikipedia. The other night I was watching Lenny Henry – Live At The Apollo He made a couple of very interesting points about how wrong some of the info was on Wiki. Neal Walker, Sky News Online writes Under proposals announced by Wikipedia co-founder Jimmy Wales, many

UK will not legislate on piracy

Wednesday, 28 January 2009 by

It good news to hear that another silly law won’t be applied! It’s about education…. The UK’s Intellectual Property minister David Lammy has said the government will not force internet service providers to pursue file sharers. There had been mounting speculation about government legislation on the issue as the music industry steps up its fight

A Giant Leap For Britannica

Tuesday, 27 January 2009 by

It seems to have taken a long time but now we see that the Encyclopaedia Britannica has unveiled a plan to let readers help keep the reference work up to date… The BBC reports: Under the plan, readers and contributing experts will help expand and maintain entries online. Experts will also be enrolled in a