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[27 Aug 2008 | One Comment | ]
A Wiki is no place for a conversation

“nine times out of ten the conversation ends immediately”

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[14 Dec 2006 | One Comment | ]

I somehow got suckered into going to a multi-level-marketing (MLM) meeting not too long ago. No, not Amway… BurnLounge. Burnlounge is an MLM scheme where you pay around $500 to start your own music store in order to sell to your friends and family. Burnlounge allows you to customize your own front page and provides you with a URL like:
http://burnlounge.com/yourMusicStoreNameGoesHere
When your friends and family go to your Website, they can buy music from you for the great price of…. drumroll… $0.99 a pop. The music selection and prices are all …

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[20 Nov 2006 | Comments Off on Universal just doesn’t get it! | ]

I just read that Universal Music is suing MySpace.com over copyright violation, saying that MySpace encourages its users to illegally distribute copyrighted materials. Universal is arguing that:
“Our music and videos play a key role in building the communities that have created hundreds of millions of dollars of value for the owners of MySpace,” the company said in a statement. “Our goal is not to inhibit the creation of these communities, but to ensure that our rights and those of our artists are recognized.”
Yes, and MySpace, through its “copyright violation” has …

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[7 Dec 2005 | 2 Comments | ]

When I went to bookmark www.digg.com on del.icio.us, I noticed that the majority of the recommended tags were related to the technologies that Digg is built upon, and only a few were related to what values and services the site actually provides. This is most likely because the majority of the del.icio.us userbase is Web-savvy techno-types who have particular interest in the underlying technologies.
There is a divide in the way that different people value technology. Technical people analyze and evaluate technonlogy based on how it is built. …

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[23 Jun 2005 | 6 Comments | ]

Bennie Smith, privacy chief (whatever that is) of DoubleClick, seems to be a little out of touch with reality. In an interview, he warns browser makers against ad-blocking. He seems to think that browser plugins like Adblock will cause publishers to start charging for content.
His prognosis is a little off the mark if you ask me. There is still fantastic opportunity for Web-based ads. Yes, people are going to block banner ads. They are annoying and images are easy to block. No matter how convenient it is to provide …