Wednesday , June 3 2020

Culture and Society

The Strange Case of the RIAA’s Website

As we have been reporting, the RIAA’s website is one of the most targeted sites on the Internet, the RIAA having made many a hacker friend with its policies toward P2P. So you would think that the RIAA would have a phlanx of security experts running its website – um …

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We Are Blogcritics.org Once Again!

Finally after an outlandishly long time we are back to being Blogcritics.org. We are also Blogcritics.com but I don’t want to confuse anyone. What happened was that we changed hosts a couple of months ago through the good graces of the lovely, charming and talented Stacy Tabb. We were happy …

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Real Convergence on MuchMusic USA

Music video channel encouraging real interactivity between TV screen, computer, and viewers: For most music fans, deciding whether to buy Mariah Carey or Ashanti is a matter of musical taste. But for fans of “IMX,” the “interactive music exchange” on the digital cable channel MuchMusic USA, choosing between Ms. Carey …

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What Is Next Disruptive Technology?

Cringely says it’s WiFi – no kidding: Disruptive technologies are those that change not just business but society. Personal computers threw the mainframe-computer business for a loop. Airlines replaced passenger trains. HMOs became an alternative to the family doctor. In all these cases, the computer, transportation, and health-care moguls of …

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DMCA Chill

The DMCA is stifling the growth of our entire economy: Krause put together a compelling panel of executives and venture capitalists to tell their stories of how the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) has put a chill – or, worse, a stop – to their business plans. Perhaps most memorable …

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Mister Rogers: Fair Use Activist

Fred Rogers was one hell of a guy, and according to all reports, he was exactly who he appeared to be on the air. No wonder he was so calm and relaxed. In perfectly logical keeping with his personal empowerment philosophy, Mister Rogers was also a fair use advocate: In …

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High Tech War

The technology of this war will make the Gulf War look primitive: If the United States launches a war against the regime of Iraqi President Saddam Hussein, it is from this windowless, high-tech room that senior officers from the Army, Navy, Air Force and Marine Corps will direct the battle. …

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Ground Zero for Ground Zero

I have never been able to get my head around architecture: sure I like nice buildings and I am fairly interested in interior design, but the actual work of summoning buildings forth from the mind has never been something I have much understood. So that’s my excuse why I have …

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