Spacewar!

Spacewar! Fanatic life and symbolic death among the computer bums. “Ready or not, computers are coming to the people.” by Stewart Brand —Rolling Stone, December 7, 1972.

Spacewar!

Understanding weblogs

I’ve been spending the past several weeks messing around with weblogs. I’ve written about the topic of weblogs before [1,2] and last week’s column for Business 2.0 was about the business uses of “blogging” for content and project management [3]. But last week, a few light bulbs went on. My own web site has had […]

Understanding weblogs

Telcos enter the copyright fray

Telcos enter the copyright fray: “Verizon and other telecommunications giants have ordered their phalanx of lobbyists to oppose the entertainment industry’s demands for new copyright laws,” Declan McCullough writes in this interview with Verizon VP/general counsel Sarah Deutsch. Why is this such big news? Well, consider the size of the industries involved in the debate: […]

Telcos enter the copyright fray

Weblog MetaData Inititative

The Weblog Metadata Initiative is trying to interconnect information about weblogs from different sources, such as Blogdex, the Blogosphere Ecosystem, and weblogs.com. So far, they seem interested primarily in collecting data about various blogs’ popularity and the links between blogs — but this seems like an important first step towards making weblog information more manageable […]

Weblog MetaData Inititative

Farewell to tiny WISPs?

Fellow PC Computing alumnus Rafe Needleman is convinced that big, national wi-fi providers like T-Mobile spell the end for small, local wi-fi service providers. I’m not so sure. People have been predicting the demise of the mom-and-pop ISP for years now. The truth is, however, local ISPs increased in number in every year from 1997 […]

Farewell to tiny WISPs?

Music sales are down 10%

Music sales are down 10% in the first half of 2002, compared with the same period last year, according to a survey from the RIAA. ‘The study found that consumers who say they are downloading more say they are purchasing less music “by more than 2 to 1,” the RIAA said.’ (paid subscription req’d to […]

Music sales are down 10%