Big news on the net today is the House passage late Thursday of a bill that would let phone companies jump into the cable business without enacting the network neutrality protections Internet companies and activists had sought. Paid Content linked to the Associated Press report. I watched the House debate on CSpan (the next best thing to being there) and helped write this account.

Decentralized radio? I’m not quite sure what might be the upshot of this radio technology described by Wired News but it sounds interesting. Here are geeky details that go way over my head.

Virtual culture: A conference in Helsinki sponsored by Nokia and Fjord will explore the culture of mobility.

For those of us chained to desks: Online Journalism Review suggests that reporters try asked readers for help and give them ways to add to stories. Good stuff to try — but probably no substitute for getting out of the office.