Archive for the 'Read this' Category

Mar '05
the long tail
by Frank Spychalski filed under Read this

here’s a good read with insights about entrepreneurship. At the end it turns slightly into a marketing speach but worth reading anyway…

Mar '05
Anti-Software Patent Bribe
by Frank Spychalski filed under Rants, Read this

I’m not really against software patents but I’m sure against the recent anti-democratic behaviour shown by the EU to ignore all public opinions. Here’s a page which tries to raise funds to bribe the EU Council Presidency.

via Julian and

Feb '05
Reading habits
by Frank Spychalski filed under Computer, Read this

it’s strange how fast I changed my reading habits. I created a Bloglines account after Sonja talked me into installing my own blog about 2 month ago. By now most of my ‘regular’ reading is done via rss feeds…

Feb '05
Mark Cuban on DRM
by Frank Spychalski filed under Read this

MGM Grokster Thoughts Part 2 - Tech, SCUSA & Rock n Roll

I think we have forgotten that EVERY SINGLE BOOK, PICTURE and MOVIE that exists today, and has ever existed to this point in the 230 year history of this country will at one point be in the public domain. Owned, shared and enjoyed by the citizens of this country. From this day forward, the ability to generate digital content will be ever simplified and made less expensive. The amount of digital content created going forward will expand exponentially.

It is the job of the Supreme Court to protect our ability to share, distribute and enjoy every single digital bit of it. That obligation in and of itself is enough of a non infringing use of P2P for it be protected forever.

Do we want to kill off applications that could change our lives for the better to give the music and movie industries control over the technology ?

Do we want to set a precedent that shrinkage in an industry is enough to kill off technological innovation? Should we ban pants with pockets to prevent shoplifting?

There is no question that there are substantial non infringing applications. These are things that I came up with off the top of my head. I�m sure there are much smarter people that can come up with much better. Hopefully come March 29th, good sense will prevail.