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February 13, 2002

Shearer sticks it to everyone…. Excellent article on Harry Shearer and his Le Show. If your local radio station does not carry it you can stream his shows from his site. A sane voice in an insane media world. Harry Shearer’s Le Show site.

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February 13, 2002

14734 » February 13 7:29 AM. Proof that the movie “Best in show” was not a joke. We have a winner! I am a big fan of dogs but I think this is a bit goofy. Honestly, some people are just a little bit to crazy. [MetaFilter]

February 13, 2002

14734 » February 13 7:29 AM. Proof that the movie “Best in show” was not a joke. We have a winner! I am a big fan of dogs but I think this is a bit goofy. Honestly, some people are just a little bit to crazy. [MetaFilter]

February 12, 2002

Colin Powell on TiVo“This will change your TV view …. Colin Powell on TiVo
“This will change your TV viewing paradigm.”Link >Thanks, Jet!)
posted by Cory Doctorow at 14:18 [bOing bOing]

February 12, 2002

Colin Powell on TiVo“This will change your TV view …. Colin Powell on TiVo
“This will change your TV viewing paradigm.”Link >Thanks, Jet!)
posted by Cory Doctorow at 14:18 [bOing bOing]

February 12, 2002

A REPLACEMENT FOR WOMEN “It’s strange to reflect that electronic digital computers were invented to replace women. [Rows of WACs, or in Britain WRENs, each punching keys on a desk calculator, each computing her tiny task of some large computing problem.] Stranger still to realize that, for some (male) programmers, the replacement seems to have succeeded beyond expectations. If this paragraph has nothing to do with you, please take no offense. But if you recognize yourself in this picture, take a break. Log off. Shut down, Talk to people.”-from “Swaine’s Flames” in Dr. Dobb’s Journal, January 1989. [Swaine’s World Weblog]

February 12, 2002

A REPLACEMENT FOR WOMEN “It’s strange to reflect that electronic digital computers were invented to replace women. [Rows of WACs, or in Britain WRENs, each punching keys on a desk calculator, each computing her tiny task of some large computing problem.] Stranger still to realize that, for some (male) programmers, the replacement seems to have succeeded beyond expectations. If this paragraph has nothing to do with you, please take no offense. But if you recognize yourself in this picture, take a break. Log off. Shut down, Talk to people.”-from “Swaine’s Flames” in Dr. Dobb’s Journal, January 1989. [Swaine’s World Weblog]

February 12, 2002

Web Architect: The Crime of Sharing. John Perry Barlow. I know that this is a fairly obvious observation. That’s why I’m stunned that so many kinds of sharing have suddenly, without public debate, become criminal acts. For instance, lending a book to a friend is still all right, but letting him read the same book electronically is now a theft. [Tomalak’s Realm]

February 12, 2002

Web Architect: The Crime of Sharing. John Perry Barlow. I know that this is a fairly obvious observation. That’s why I’m stunned that so many kinds of sharing have suddenly, without public debate, become criminal acts. For instance, lending a book to a friend is still all right, but letting him read the same book electronically is now a theft. [Tomalak’s Realm]

February 11, 2002

The Tony Kornheiser Show resumed it’s open-mic Internet broadcasting today after being silenced several weeks ago. “What’s heard here, stays here.” – Tony Kornheiser, upon declaring the Internet-show’s return at 10:26 a.m. ET, on Feb. 11, 2002. Why does this matter? Well first…a little background. I late 2001, many Internet broadcasts of radio shows were in a state of limbo. Court rulings and fears of having to pay royalties on advertising meant many broadcasters temporarily pulled the plug. ESPN Radio was among few broadcasters that resumed its Internet broadcasts, but the shows went silent during the commercial breaks. Washington Post columnist (and now co-host of ESPN’s Pardon The Interruption) Tony Kornheiser decided to give Internet listeners of his show a treat by leaving the studio microphones open during the commercial breaks. The Tony Kornheiser Show‘s Internet radio show quickly became gonzo radio at its best. You heard what they really thought about the world of sports, entertainment, and the politics of the day. You heard real people with real emotions. The show was especially poignant during the aftermath of the 9/11 terrorist attacks because the show is based out of Washington, D.C.. The transitions between the on-air and off-air commentary were seamless. It was radio as it was meant to be. A very personal conversation with the audience. Unfortunately, not everyone approved of some of the off-air remarks. On January 4, 2002 it was alleged that “racist” remarks were made during one of the breaks, and some heat was applied to ESPN Radio to pull the plug. (Not that it justifies it, but the off-air remarks were said by Kevin Stanfield, who himself is an African-American.) Needless to say, Tony Kornheiser “chose” to pull the plug on the Internet radio show for an indefinite period of time. Well, as of today it’s back on the air…and it’s a good thing too. This is the kind of stuff that makes the Internet worth using. This is meaningful content. You get the whole show…three hours with Mr. Tony as I like to call it. And you know what…I’d pay for it if I had to. Have a listen here…. [Saltire News]