Fresh Lime Soda episode 1: Cities, geeks, security and risk

Before this podcast had a name and a place of its own online, we – that’s Suw and Stephanie – published it on our respective blogs. Here are the original posts for episode #1, recorded January 19th, 2007:

Show notes:

  • San Francisco, web geek paradise
  • City sizes (see this London-SF superimposition map)
  • Segways
  • The cat/geek Venn diagram (Twitter error message)
  • I really want a Wii
  • IRC screen names
  • The difficulties of pronouncing S-u-w
  • When geeks name children: A unique identifier or anonymity?
  • Stalkers and geo-information
  • Perceptions of security
  • Giving out your phone number and address, and personal boundaries
  • Airport security (background…)
  • Risk and expectations of risk
  • Death, religion, and the medical industry
  • Naming our podcast… something about blondes, apparently
  • Clueless marketeering from the Fabric nightclub in London
  • The repercussions of having a blog that people think is influential (even if you don’t think it is)

And here be the audio file for Fresh Lime Soda, episode 1 (39:58m).



  1. […] episode 1: Cities, geeks, security and risk […]

  2. “Cancer has becom demonised”. But of course.
    It’s human nature to want to avoid harm and death.
    It’s *scientific* nature to want to serve that need.
    Now that we’ve had a culture of incremental scientific progress since, oh, the Enlightenment (?), (the same kind of incremental, consensual reach for improvement you find online) surely it’s no surprise that science aims to suit that need.
    The body may be fallable, but at what point do you tell medicine *not* to explore cures for diseases and conditions that destroy lives?

  3. Suw said

    Rob, what I’m trying to say is not that we tell medicine not to explore cures for diseases or conditions that destroy lives, but that we have to sometimes accept that not everything is preventable or curable. It’s not saying ‘don’t try’, it’s just that I think we need to be more pragmatic and accept what is and isn’t currently possible. Instead, I see this tendency to expect miracles, which I don’t think is a good thing at all.

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