Business & Technology
Everyone check out my first professional blog post, written over at TorrentFreak! 6 Reasons Why Filesharing Will Go Down in History as the Greatest Thing Ever to Happen to Music
Every time Apple comes out with a new product there are people who complain about Apple’s “walled garden.” Such was the case with Apple’s new Mac App Store. Just like the App Store on the iPhone, the Mac App Store allows consumers to purchase applications for their Mac computers through an Apple-controlled store. The good part about this is that the Mac App Store is very simple to use, and Apple has proven time and again that “simple” is something that customers value highly. Installing an application takes but a single click, and since every application has to go through Apple’s approval process, there is no danger of downloading viruses or spyware, which is one less thing for the average computer muggle to worry about.
I was talking to a friend of mine yesterday about why women are segregated in sports. For some sports it’s obvious; men are bigger, stronger, faster, taller. Women don’t play football with men because they would be destroyed. Women don’t run marathons with men because they simply can’t keep up. For lots of sports women [...]
I don’t have a TV, Cable box, TiVo, DVR, DVD player, VCR, Nintendo Wii, PlayStation, stereo, Netflix, CD player, VuDu, radio, SlingBox, or a bookcase full of DVDs (or books, for that matter). Actually, I take that back, I do have all of these things… as software. That’s right, I have a single computer that [...]
This has been rewritten as a post for TorrentFreak. Everyone check it out! 6 Reasons Why Filesharing Will Go Down in History as the Greatest Thing Ever to Happen to Music If I’ve learned one thing from all the responses to my previous post about legalizing things, it’s that people don’t understand reality. You really [...]
My friend and coworker Erik Morton wrote a fantastic essay on the history of the newspaper industry: This is the “unofficial” post-mortem from the New York Publishers Association conference Chelsea and I attended on Friday in Saratoga Springs. If what we witnessed is any indication of overall attitude of the newspaper industry, I really do [...]
Maybe I’m dense, and I’m certainly no economist, but I just don’t understand how creating more debt is supposed to fix our economy. I keep hearing how we have to force banks to extend credit so that we citizens can start buying things again and thus stimulate the economy. Now, maybe I’m wrong, but didn’t [...]