The Engadget Interview: Ralph de la Vega, CEO of... →
Really long but worth your time.
The Amazon Kindle [Or, WTF??]
You look at photos of the Kindle and you wonder how any marketing executive could let a major company release something so ugly. I mean, the thing’s pretty goddamn gross. I mean, honestly, let’s look at this. The display’s in black and white only, it takes a couple of seconds to refresh (an eternity if you’re talking about an electronic device in 2007), you need to...
Let people create widgets for the Kindle. Widgets are the best inventions since...– A suggestion for how to improve the Amazon Kindle, the company’s new and oft-criticized e-book reader
Amy Winehouse Snorts Coke Onstage? [Video] →
Literally one of the weirdest things I have seen.
"Late Show" Writers Blog About Strike →
And it’s actually pretty funny.
WGA Strike - Twitter Feed →
A very informative resource for people who want to know EVERYTHING about the strike and have a cheap text message plan for their phone.
A Political Discussion In The Throes Of Insomnia
Me: So when are they going to legalize same-sex abortions?
Greg: How is that even possible?
Me: What about polygamy abortions?
Greg: So... that would be like...
Me: ...two sperm and one egg?
Me: Massachusetts will be the first to legalize. And then everyone will be, like, "What's next? Animal abortions?"
Me: When same-sex abortions become legal... what will be the role of the godfather?
Greg: I hate you.
Me: In the future all of us will be governed by wolves.
New Onion Article to Explain its Own Headline’s... →
This parody isn’t really hilarious, but hey - neither are most articles from The Onion.
Scott Heiferman on DewMocracy →
DewMocracy.com seems like an artifact from the pre-9/11 era, when the virtues of bringing freedom and democracy to less fortunate societies wasn’t a subject of political debate, and could actually be trivialized to the point where they’d unironically be featured front-and-center in a soft-drink ad campaign.
"Dear Mobby": Crowdsourced Advice →
New Zefrank project.
I find myself, when I’m signing a record deal now, asking, ‘Can this sell as a...– Steve Rifkind, Head of SRC Records
WGA votes to strike →
Bad news: possibly no more good TV for a while. Good news: Independently-produced online video could have a renaissance of sorts if it gets its act together and steps up to fill in the void of quality original content.
It’s Official: Google + MySpace = OpenSocial →
Google introduces a new set of common APIs for social networking applications, to be supported by Myspace, hi5, Friendster, Orkut and many more (except Facebook). Not sure why I should care…
We have achieved the technical possibility of sending copyrighted works in...– Richard Falkvinge (Leader of the Swedish Pirate Party)
The End of BitTorrent in 2008? →
The Pirate Bay is developing a new file-sharing protocol that isn’t owned by BitTorrent, Inc. (as well as being less prone to being abused by spammers and anti-piracy organizations). TPB has enough members that the protocol could easily reach mass adoption very rapidly - wait and see what happens.
J.K Rowling Sues HP Lexicon: Update →
J.K. Rowling sued a prominent Harry Potter fansite over a book collecting material from the site. “The Harry Potter Lexicon” is basically an encyclopedia of sorts, and Rowling argues that this falls under neither review nor criticism, and is essentially just a repurposing of her characters and stories to be sold commercially without any proceeds going to her. Any monetary award from...
When Pigs Fly: The Death of OiNK, The Birth of... →
A very eloquent explanation of why so many people do not buy music.