Krugman: The economics of abundance

New York Times columnist and economist Paul Krugman started a bit of a scuffle with his column about how “freeconomics” is affecting various content industries, including music and books. In a post at Silicon Alley Insider, Hank Williams slams Krugman for joining what he calls “the freetards” — and says…

LOLcatz on Canada and net neutrality

I just had to point to this (hat tip goes to Dave Fleet, who posted the link on Twitter). It’s a blog post at the Privacy Commissioner of Canada’s site, with some photos from a demonstration about net neutrality and “bandwidth shaping” by carriers like Bell Canada. As the post…

Ballmer on papers: Wrong, as usual

There’s lots of buzz out there about how Microsoft supremo Steve Ballmer figures the newspaper will be dead in 10 years — oh yes, and magazines too (Erick Schonfeld has just added his two cents over at TechCrunch). Here’s what Ballmer said to the Washington Post: “Here are the premises…