"Weekend Edition Saturday, April 21, 2007 · Next month, Apple's iTunes store will start selling music files from the label EMI that are not protected by digital locks, or digital rights management software.
Those locks are intended to prevent unauthorized online file sharing. But many technology enthusiasts say that the locks can prevent consumers from listening to the music they've paid." Click Listen for complete story.Contributed by: Jim, on Sunday, April 21, 2007 2:20 pm Incline Village Nevada
Old lines differientating between organizations and power continue to be challanged by computer technology.
“ THE Internet is giving Hollywood a nervous breakdown.
Way, way back in prehistory — let's say, 2004 — if you made a TV pilot and the network didn't pick it up, the judge's decision was final.
But now you have a savior, an ally, a friend with millions of other friends. You have YouTube".Contributed by: Jim, on Sunday, April 15, 2007 8:20 pm Bakersfield time
Political issues and the internet: Sun, April 15, 2007 “Americans worried about climate change gathered yesterday on ski slopes and in cities for a countrywide day of demonstrations aimed at drawing attention to global warming." How was this organized? On the internet:! This was similar to the John Dean and Moveon.org 2004 political campaigns
Another example of the effect the internet can have on political issues is the recent Don Imis "What’s Next ?" issue which was greatly effected by the You Tube video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RF9BjB7Bzr0
Similarly the voting on American Idol has reportedly also been effected in this manner and Chocolate manufactures are trying the same.
Contributed by: Jim, on Sunday, April 15, 2007 8:20 pm Bakersfield time
“IBM is calling the new technology “through-silicon vias”. It’s a method of processors in a three dimension to allow them to communicate and share processes with greater efficiency. Conventional chip technology has separate processors laying side by side on a silicone wafer." Moore's law continues on.Contributed by: Jim, on Sunday, April 15, 2007 8:20 pm Bakersfield time
“Voice over internet protocol” (Voip) promises a new world of telephony, cheap, sometimes free calls and a host of other new services." As has been the case with many computer applications spreadsheets (Lotus 123) operating systems (Macintosh) the game does not always go to the innovator but to the winner of the legal decision.Contributed by: Jim, on Sunday, April 08, 2007 8:10 am Hawaii time
New technology creates questions about current laws. Blogger Josh Wolf is free after 226 days in federal prison. He had refused to give up videotape of a violent July 2005 San Francisco protest, citing First Amendment protections. Click the Listen button to hear the story.Contributed by: Jim, on Sunday, April 08, 2007 7:56 am Hawaii time
Domain names and their current ststus. The .xxx proposal was recently rejected, interesting clash between technology and culture.
Contributed by: Jim, on Sunday, April 08, 2007 7:45 am Hawaii time
The presidential primary race is on and already the web is an important part. Check this and the related links on this page.Contributed by: Jim, on Satuarday, March 24, 2007 11:10 am
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