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Archive for January 2008

Author Nicholas Carr Predicts Why IT Will Change

January 30, 2008

I have consistently maintained that the connection between The Academy, the Defense Community and the technology community has always been connected. Carr takes this point further by suggesting that the future may have a new Cold War that will be more digital in nature. He also make his arguments on why IT will change. Read […]

Here We Go Again: U2 Manager Says Google And Its Hippie Friends Should Pay

January 30, 2008

This article is one of the best arguments that I have read about the music industry’s desires to get compensated by the technology industry, and why the industry is wrong in this assertion. How about changing your business model? The disc sales are down for a reason, and its not all theft: it’s the greed […]

Now That’s Edutainment – Science Books For Real People!

January 29, 2008

To middle school teacher Chad Pavlekovich, most science textbooks are dull and lack the context students need to understand scientific principles. That’s why he is exposing students in the town of Salisbury on Maryland’s Eastern Shore to three new textbooks that are unorthodox in concept, appearance… read more | digg story

Billionaire CEO Creates A Readable Employee Handbook

January 29, 2008

But would CEO Sam Zell’s breezy new Tribune employee manual hold up in court? read more | digg story

EU Court: Downloaders Can Stay Private

January 29, 2008

BRUSSELS, Belgium — Record labels and film studios cannot demand that telecommunications companies hand over the names and addresses of people who are suspected of sharing copyright-protected music and movies online, the EU’s top court ruled Tuesday. read more | digg story

Shopping Cart Service Taps Into Social Networking Sites

January 29, 2008

A service called Cartfly turns the electronic shopping-cart concept on its head. Instead of you bringing the customers to you it enables you to go where customers already exist. read more | digg story

The Incredible Shrinking Laptop

January 29, 2008

At the recent Macworld expo, Steve Jobs famously introduced the new MacBook Air by slipping it out of an intraoffice envelope. read more | digg story

Blu-ray Disc–The New VHS?

January 29, 2008

Hello Blu-ray … adios, HD DVD. There was no doubt in my mind when I heard that Universal studios lined up with Warner Bros in its support for Blu-ray. Hold off on your calls and letters. I know–Universal is still supporting HD DVD too; see ‘ Universal Denies Reports That It’s Leaving HD DVD .’ […]

Post Launches Site With African American Focus

January 29, 2008

The Washington Post Co. plans to launch a Web magazine today called The Root that aims to be a ‘Slate for black readers,’ according to one of its founders, Harvard University professor Henry Louis Gates Jr. read more | digg story

RIAA & Labels Watch Out Online Fans Are Funding Acts

January 25, 2008

Nearly 20 bands and growing have benefited from $50K in direct funding from Sellaband.com. Don’t be surprised when the first wealthy virtual rock starts are created and tour internationally because of viral and social networking.Fans like acts but hate the suits who sue them. The industry has gone lawsuit happy and fans have officially revolted […]