Friday, January 30, 2009

generation

"Every generation imagines itself to be more intelligent than the one that went before it, and wiser than the one that comes after it.
- George Orwell"

Monday, January 26, 2009

And now you know why art school pissed me off so. And I left after one semester.

Artists Create Scenes For Google Maps Users - Technology - redOrbit:
"In May, artists Ben Kinsley and Robin Hewlett staged outlandish scenes, including a 17th century sword fight, and an escape from a building using knotted sheets, to be captured when a Google car equipped with cameras was sent down Sampsonia Way.

The artists wanted to explore the boundaries between virtual and real worlds."

Sunday, January 25, 2009

Poor Kid


Boxes Of Crap: Walmart Sells Blank Disc Labeled "Redneck Sh*t" As Madden 09:
"When Michael's son used his Christmas money to buy a copy of Madden 09 from Walmart, he though he was buying a copy of Madden 09, not a blank disc that said 'Redneck Sh*t.'"

Friday, January 23, 2009

Wakeup

"The average, healthy, well-adjusted adult gets up at seven-thirty in the morning feeling just plain terrible.
- Jean Kerr"

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

An Interesting Take on Software Piracy

Software and media piracy are the scourge of modern times. Or so we are told. I've often looked to claims by the RIAA and software makers of lost revenues as being mostly truthful, yet they still claim billions and billions in revenue, lost or not. Those involved in writing lousy software and piss-poor music become overnight millionaires weekly. So what's up?

Apple seems to get it: that piracy leads to market share. Getting out buzz about the product is the main thing.

So how about that for a business model?

AppleInsider | Apple drops anti-piracy measures from iWork '09:
"Piracy has also historically contributed to the popularity and market share of many apps by allowing users who are unlikely to ever pay for anything to use the software, resulting in wide adoption and subsequent sales from businesses, institutional buyers, and others who do pay for the software they use."

Monday, January 5, 2009

Communications of an A.D.D. Generation

Communications of an A.D.D. Generation - Wait a While - Opinions by ExtremeTech:
"People update their Facebook or MySpace statuses countless times a day instead of sitting face to face with actual friends. We create identities online and befriend people who in reality we may not actually want to sit with, chat up, or share anything with. Is this authentic or flawed communications?"

Click the link for the full article.

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