Archive for 2005

2005 the year music broke free from the stranglehold of the corporation

Saturday, December 24th, 2005Our tunesIt is hard to pinpoint when things began to go wrong between the major record labels and the music-buying public. All anyone can say with any certainty is that the fun went out of the ...

From Cold War to Hot Media

Saturday, December 24th, 2005My good friend Perry de Havilland of Samizdata muses on the liberating power of the internetAs I sit in the Coffee&Co caf? in Bratislava (a town I am rather fond of visiting) taking advantage ...

The fight for free speech in weblogistan and beyond

Friday, December 23rd, 2005Mullahs versus the bloggersIran, under the repressive rule of the ultraconservatives, is silencing the sound of Western pop, in another area of its culture, a wild cacophony of voices has erupted. The blogosphere is exploding. In Iran ...

Inform Unveils Support for Video, Audio, and RSS

Thursday, December 22nd, 2005Never heard of inform ?Well check it out - It takes curated consumption to a new level WEB-BASED NEWS AGGREGATOR AND SEARCH engine Inform today is expected to announce the addition of video and audio content, along with customizable RSS ...

The Passion of fans

Thursday, December 22nd, 2005The Real Way For Networks To Save Money: Have Fans Write ShowsMore of the 4C's and its so good I am going to republish the whole darn thingLAZY TV WRITERS AND PRODUCERS now have a great ...

Breaking news – Jefferson blogs

Thursday, December 22nd, 2005FOR WHATEVER REASON, PROBABLY BECAUSE there have been so many recent advances in what we call "publishing," opportunities to cite the First Amendment have abounded of late. I know that I'm in a very small minority here, as ...

Would Jefferson have been a blogger?

Thursday, December 22nd, 2005FOR WHATEVER REASON, PROBABLY BECAUSE there have been so many recent advances in what we call "publishing," opportunities to cite the First Amendment have abounded of late. I know that I'm in a very small minority here, as a ...

My Christmas is….. downloading…I just hope its a 8mb pipe

Tuesday, December 20th, 2005The Financial Times saysThe race for the number one position in the Christmas charts will be determined for the first time by what iPod owners download via their computers as the record industry predicts it will sell a ...

Downloads to decide Christmas No.1

Tuesday, December 20th, 2005The Financial Times says The race for the number one position in the Christmas charts will be determined for the first time by what iPod owners download via their computers as the record industry predicts it will sell a million ...

A brighter future for newspapers in the 21st Century

Tuesday, December 20th, 2005A bright picture for newspapers Circulations are falling, profits are dwindling and the internet is threatening to put us all out of work, but Kim Fletcher argues that journalism is thriving on new challenges.and I believe Kim ...

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