Saturday , August 15 2020

Science and Technology

Sony Chat

Sony is becoming the exhibitionist of the media and electronics empires: In a rare and incredibly candid interview, Nobuyuki Idei, Chairman and CEO of Sony Corporation, tells AlwaysOn what he really thinks. This is Part 1 of a three-part series. At this year’s World Economic Forum, held recently in Davos, …

Read More »

The Road to Wireless

Tony Scott, CTO of General Motors, says the auto industry may be what drives wireless: The automobile may just be the vehicle (pun intended) to bring on the next generation of wireless technology. One current example — the mass adoption of RFID (radio frequency identification) tags (such as E-ZPass on …

Read More »

What’s the Buzz?

Our own Jeff Jarvis, probably the single blogger with the most real-world media experience, has thoughts on the Ragng Cow/Dr. Pepper affair (as notably related by Glenn Reynolds here). Jeff: Now you could argue that this nitwitted idea has actually paid off — if you’re a member of the say-anything-just-spell-the-URL-right …

Read More »

Copyright and Digital Media Legislation: From the Inside

Philip S. Corwin, partner at the Washington, DC law firm of Butera & Andrews, which specializes in federal government relations and litigation, has written up an amazingly comprehensive and readable assessment of digital Washington. He participated yesterday in the “Digital Copyright Debate” panel at the Digital Music Forum. Not incidentally, …

Read More »

Radio Spectrum Future

While digital rights management was under discussion at Berkeley last weekend, the nearby Stanford Center for Internet and Society held a conference titled “Spectrum Policy: Property or Commons?” Amy Harmon of the NY Times was there: technologists, economists and lawyers clashed over how the airwaves should be allocated with the …

Read More »

Four Out of Five Dentists Agree: DMCA Sucks

A gathering of experts last Friday at a University of California at Berkeley conference on the law and policy of digital rights management seemed to produce a consensus: The DMCA is being used for purposes far afield from Congress’s original intention and is doing more harm than good: “There has …

Read More »

The Ecosystem

N.Z. Bear’s blog ecosystem is back with some new fillips. Go check it out. I am fascinated by the fact that we are down the list a bit from where Tres Producers was even though Blogcritics.org gets about five-times the traffic. The ecosystem is based upon links from other blogs, …

Read More »

[email protected] to TV

MuchMusic, much in the news of late, will air the popular AOL online concert series: While many companies are considering putting shows online, the partners believe their project is the first time content has been repurposed in the other direction. This is AOL Music’s first television production. “With over 1 …

Read More »

Geek Oscars

Kate Hudson handed out Oscars for Scientific and Technical achievement over the weekend: Scientists who develop the film, software and other technology behind the movies gathered for a Scientific and Technical awards ceremony at the Regent Beverly Wilshire Hotel before the main Oscar pageant on March 23. Most years a …

Read More »

Congress Coming Around Online

The 610 congressional websites have gone from pretty crappy to pretty good in just one year, according to the Congress Online Project: More specifically, the study determined that 50% of congressional office Web sites received a grade of A or B, compared to only 10% of the sites in 2002 …

Read More »