From the monthly archives:

June 2008

My choice for this weekend's Big Think post stems from a recent Wired article by Chris "The Long Tail" Anderson, in which he attempts to argue that the ability to sort through gigantic databases of information -- something he associates with Google -- will mean "the end of the scientific method." As I understand it,…

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Whoever leaked the supposed memo with Rogers' pricing for the Canadian iPhone played a cruel joke on their fellow Canucks: instead of the much-hoped-for $30 unlimited data plan -- like AT&T users in the U.S. have -- we get a series of plans that start at twice that amount, and the cheapest plan comes with…

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At the risk of writing about two "High School 2.0" blogosphere situations in one week (the first one being the Loren Feldman and Shel Israel brouhaha), I couldn't help but notice that Jakob Lodwick -- the brash young millionaire co-founder of Vimeo and CollegeHumour.com, and one-time blogging boyfriend of party girl-blogger Julia Allison -- has…

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My friend Steve O'Hear from Last100 has the news that Google has launched its own media-streaming software, called Google Media Server. According to the description at the Inside Google Desktop blog, it's pretty simple: if you have a networked device that can connect to your TV, then you can watch YouTube videos, look at photos…

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Like my friend Mike Masnick at Techdirt, I came across a long guest post not long ago at William Patry's blog (Patry is legal counsel for Google and an expert in copyright law) about the need for something approaching a "compulsory license" to solve the problems of rampant digital copyright infringement. A good example of…

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