Interesting article by Charlie Demerjian about the shift in the IT industry away from Microsoft and toward Open Source: The IT industry is shifting away from Microsoft Every so often, there is a big shift in an industry. The shifts are not usually visible until long after they’ve happened, making you look back and say:…… Continue reading Microsoft’s market share starting to slip?
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Bruce Springsteen speaks out in defense of Dixie Chicks
On his own website – brucespringsteen.net, Bruce speaks up about the treatment the Dixie Chicks have received after openly opposing the war against Iraq. He writes:The Dixie Chicks have taken a big hit lately for exercising their basic right to express themselves. To me, they’re terrific American artists expressing American values by using their American…… Continue reading Bruce Springsteen speaks out in defense of Dixie Chicks
The Bush Doctrine: War without anyone’s permission
Slate : The Bush Doctrine: War without anyone’s permission. By Michael Kinsley […] Bush is asserting the right of the United States to attack any country that may be a threat to it in five years. And the right of the United States to evaluate that risk and respond in its sole discretion. And the…… Continue reading The Bush Doctrine: War without anyone’s permission
So much for free speech in the US: Lawyer arrested over anti-war T-shirt
Times Online: Shooting the messenger: lawyer arrested over anti-war T-shirt POLICE have arrested a 60-year-old lawyer wearing a T-shirt saying “Give Peace A Chance”. A judge charged Stephen Downs with trespassing after he politely declined to leave the Crossgates Mall in a suburb of Albany, New York State, on Monday evening, or remove his top,…… Continue reading So much for free speech in the US: Lawyer arrested over anti-war T-shirt
Mac addicts have some interesting fetishes…
Wired writes about fetishists that really love their Macs and links to a very interesting/disturbing archive of soft porn Mac desktop images: Mac Desktop Pictures : Erotics Desktop
Janis Ian follows up her peer-to-peer vs musicians vs music industry article
About a month after her initial article (that was actually written in may 2002), Janis has written an equally interesting article: FALLOUT – a follow up to The Internet Debacle Its nice to see all the reactions she got, and it seems like most people agree with her. She got over 2000 e-mails, and only…… Continue reading Janis Ian follows up her peer-to-peer vs musicians vs music industry article
News from Loony Tunes land: Hacking made legal for Hollywood
I am sorry, but I have a hard time taking serious the bill proposal from Californian congressman Howard Berman that would give the entertainment industry the right to hack computers and networks to stop people from downloading music and movies off the Internet. What has he been smoking? Before the ridiculous no-linking cases in European…… Continue reading News from Loony Tunes land: Hacking made legal for Hollywood
Deep linking outlawed in Denmark
I saw this on friday and couldn’t belive my eyes, and I have been using the time since I saw the news about the Danish Court decision to make a pre-luminary injunction against the search engine Newsbooster.com for the use of direct linking to try to find words of how stupid I think the whole…… Continue reading Deep linking outlawed in Denmark
The real story about how peer-to-peer affect musicians
Janis Ian writes an alternative perception of the music industry and their “problems” with peer-to-peer networks: If you think about it, the music industry should be rejoicing at this new technological advance! Here’s a fool-proof way to deliver music to millions who might otherwise would never purchase a CD in a store. The cross-marketing opportunities…… Continue reading The real story about how peer-to-peer affect musicians
Heard about Palladium?
In case you haven’t heard about it. Lets first start with the marketing hype about this new concept from Redmond:Palladium is intended to become a new platform for a host of yet-unimagined services to enable privacy, commerce and entertainment in the coming decades. “This isn’t just about solving problems, but expanding new realms of possibilities…… Continue reading Heard about Palladium?