Amazon Isn’t Paying License Fees for “Cloud Drive”

30 March 2011

paidContent: Amazon has launched its new online music locker and streamer without any licenses from the labels whose material it will store and distribute, the labels’ umbrella group IFPI tells paidContent. Not a problem, replies Amazon—licenses aren’t necessary for its new Cloud Drive. The music industry is (and has been) suing MP3Tunes because they’ve offered […]

Word Of The Day: Thespianage

28 March 2011

In response the still ongoing adventures of Anna Chapman, Bruce Sterling said: We need a better word than “espionage” for this all-too-public maneuvering Naturally, the answer is “Thespianage.” I like to think Mr. Peabody would be proud. Let’s make it a thing.

A Letter From Lois Lane

28 March 2011

Joanne Siegel, widow of Superman co-creator Jerry Siegel, passed away on February 12th of this year. She’d been working on writing a letter to Time Warner’s CEO, Jeffrey L. Bewkes. Joanne is widely known to be the inspiration for Lois Lane, and even at 93 she fit the part. Time Warner’s action in all of […]

Kids Dungeon Adventure

26 March 2011

My friend Ben Garvey and his daughter Sasha have created a Floortop RPG for pre-school aged kids. The idea is your kid uses his or her favorite toys as the characters and baddies. You can buy printable monster cards and rule sheets on his website.

The Show Replay

21 March 2011

Ze Frank is doing text commentary as he reposts the entirety of The Show on its 5 year anniversary. The Show is a major cultural touchstone between a certain portion of the internet. It’s not a small one, either. If you missed it, now is the best time to start from Show 1.

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