Michael Geist writes a weekly column for the Toronto Star called Bytes that often touches upon technology or ideas that would be of interest to distance librarians. Unfortunately the Star requires you to register to view content, and while it's free it's still a pain. Fortunately Michael also posts some of his columns to the Interesting People mailing list, which has an online archive.
This week Michael suggests that Canada should become the first country in the world to digitize everything it has ever written. (Link: Can a country digitize everything it has ever written?.). Great idea, but he goes into small detail about current copyright happenings up here that will pretty much make sure something like this never happens. What a shame for us :-(