Archive for September, 2005

Why DID Apple Create the iTunes Music Store?

Wednesday, September 28th, 2005

Now think about this: If you buy your songs from the brick-and-mortar record store, or if you buy them from the iTMS, or if you copy them from your “friends” on your favorite darknet or public peer-to-peer network of choice, Apple’s still going to sell you an iPod to play them…. By getting into bed with the record labels and offering a way for people to download songs legally, Apple has given the labels very little ground to stand on as Apple trudges forward selling every song-pirate their favorite MP3 player.

Greed Redefined, 2005

Friday, September 23rd, 2005

The RIAA and the MPAA are frantically trying to thwart anything that gets in the way of their stodgy old business model…. heck, it’s a mafia.In between your downloads on bittorrent, Kazaa, and Gnutella, go tell ’em we’ll break their kneecaps if they try anything like this again…

Bliss with technology in the rain

Tuesday, September 20th, 2005

I didn’t care where I was, I wasn’t worried about getting back to the office, and I just continued my stroll, iPod in the ears, Treo tucked safely (and dryly) in my pocket, and off I went. Yes, it’s true that these days I can never *truly* get away (that’s what being involved in running 4 or 5 businesses at a time will do to you!), but having the technology (in this case, the Treo 650) provide me with the flexibility to stand by the river in a rainstorm and soak it all in is, well, good enough for me.

The Milkman, er, lady: a story of convergence, enlightenment, and good clean living

Thursday, September 15th, 2005

of having the milkbox outside the door, and the weekly visits from the mlkman delivering tasty treats. Well, that prompted a quick Google Local search (still in beta, of course!), and result number one was, as you might guess, a goldmine.This morning, the Little Milk Man (which is a company run by and employing only women, funnily enough) arrived, complete with the old-fashioned truck, delivering those same tasty treats I remember.

In the flesh…

Thursday, September 8th, 2005

Well, if you’re a PR person, or simply someone walking around New York on Friday with an extra $600 or $700 and want to pop in, I’ll be speaking on a few Podcasting-related panels at the Bulldog Reporter PR Technology Conference. Feel free to say hi. I’m not a PR guy, but I still don’t […]


Thursday, September 8th, 2005

My family and I are fortunate enough to have just moved to a college town. We really love it here, we do. One of the great things is having a constant influx of new, free minds floating around through town. College students are like intelligent sponges — they absorb everything and quickly regurgitate it in […]

The Internet Survives

Saturday, September 3rd, 2005

You’ve all heard about Hurricane Katrina, and if you haven’t done something to help yet, you can easily donate some money to relief efforts. That said, it is interesting to see The Interdictor, a blog from a few guys who run a data center in the French Quarter. They have chosen to stick around (they […]