Mr. Jim Goes to Washington (and New York, and Nairobi, and Seoul, and Kampala, and Boston…)

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

My trip report mentions 19 different events or meetings, where I talked to at least 40 named individuals, in five days in New York City, and here are some of the highlights: Empire State Building and Moon in Eclipse Attended events thrown by current funders (Skoll Foundation, the Internet Freedom Program at the State Department), past funders (Omidyar Network), and other funders who I hope will fund us someday (who shall remain nameless for now).

Guam and the Consortium

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

Japan is the biggest source of tourists for Guam, with growing numbers from other Asian nations like South Korea. is a consultant to the Pacific CIMAP: our virtual library suits their geography as long as you can get access to the Internet. education laws as part of receiving extensive funding. The final stop for my Micronesia trip was Guam, a U.S. territory.

Guam 100

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Snapshot of Worldwide Electronics Recycling 2013

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The WEEE Directive is the set of laws that governs the proper collection and disposal of Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) in the 27 countries of the European Union. The latest update of the law is expected to be formally approved in 2014. The countries of Eastern Europe are largely on track to develop their WEEE Directive laws. has a patchwork of laws in half of the U.S. It now has a quarter billion Internet users and 450 million mobile phone users.