© Kazimir Malevich "Black square" 1915
Here’s a quick digest of the SOPA/PIPA black-out protests:
The New York Times’ take
Stewart Smith (profiled in our October issue) designed a bookmarklet to unblock Wikipedia today. Heading off criticism that he’s effectively crossing a picket line, he writes, “The protest is a grab for media attention (one that we support) in order to alert and educate as many people as possible about the dangers of SOPA and PIPA before these measures can be snuck into law. Finding a way around the blackout is not ‘being a scab’ or devaluing the protest.”
At McSweeney’s, Ben Greenman offers some tips for getting through a Wikipedia-less day.
And a list of some sites going dark today (thanks, Mashable!)