Software, Digital Content, Geopolitics, Economics & More from of a Libertarian Serial Expat and Entrepreneur
Knowledge@Wharton Online music’s winners and losers This moronic article takes the current recorded music value chain as a given basically swallowing the whole RIAA party line), without even questioning the 99-cent-a-song pricing. Guys, this is a digital product. We’re talking about moving electrons and bits of content that has for the most part been amortized [...]
Bright Size Life, Pat Metheny’s first studio record, is the kind of mellow music you’ll love to listen to with your family for a laid back winter vacation afternoon. As a bonus, Jaco Pastorius is on the bass, and I’ll have to learn more about drummer Bob Moses since he’s doing a fine job too [...]
I’m at track 5 out of 20 in Aesop Rock’s Float. With about 4,000 albums in my collection I’m starting to develop a decent intuition for good records after listening to just a couple tracks ("wow this sounds different from everything I ever heard" is slightly less ridiculously uninformed than it used to be), and [...]
Jaga Jazzist – The Stix is a Norwegian record that doesn’t really choose between jazz and electronic music. The kind of music that feels somewhat cold and cerebral yet manages to touch your heart as well.
Try this link in 800×600. Depending on how much chrome you’re using you might get less than two full search results above the fold. And this page doesn’t even include Froogle results (it does include news though). I don’t pay attention because I have 8 times that resolution in front of me, and my browser [...]
Om Malik: When Vonage goes portable "[T]he company had developed a Beta version of a "softphone" a piece of software that resides on a PDA (read Pocket PC) or a Laptop and can connect to the internet using a WI-Fi connection. This also comes with its own phone number and can be mapped with your [...]
The music playlist, now that’s a concept I never understood outside of the radio paradigm. Why do you want to listen to the same music over and over again? To get you out of your rut, here are a few impressions from things I listened to recently that might get you to sample something new [...]
Cameron Marlow: Syndromic surveillance "After 9/11/01, the CDC Division of Public Health Surveillance with help from Homeland Security implemented a new program for tracking possible bioterrorist threats, known as syndromic surveillance. Instead of relying on medical diagnosis of individual doctors, the system looks for statistical anomalies across the symptoms reported in recent emergency room visits [...]
Baseline: New Balance: Shoe Fits Good case study if you’re interested in how IT can support business planning and retailing.
StrategyPage: Lessons Identified Versus Lessons Learned "But there are other problems. It’s easier to identify a lesson than to get an organization to act on it and implement a useful solution. For that reason, the British like to use the phrase "lessons identified" to make clear that just noting a problem does not solve it. [...]
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