Thursday, September 18, 2003
Some worthwhile text:
- Jeff Howe in Wired, Big Champagne is Watching You: "Over the long term, the entertainment industry will never stop worrying and learn to love file-sharing – but Big Champagne will help them learn to live with it." Mary Hodder wrote about Big Champagne on bIPblog earlier this year, and here's a Business Week interview with the company's CEO, Eric Garland.
- Michael Schrage in Technology Review on digital rights managment, The Customer As Enemy: "[T]he business consequences of 'customer-as-criminal' midsets are inevitably perverse."
Some upcoming audio:
- The Baghdad Blogger, Salam Pax, and Ian Katz (who wrote the intro to the forthcoming book), today on NPR's Fresh Air:
Katz is the features editor at the Guardian in London. He traced and verified the identity of the Baghdad blogger, who created an Internet diary about life in Iraq a few months before the recent war began.
The name is a pseudonym, which combines the Arabic and Latin words for peace. Pax's web log is still going on today. Peter Maass of the online magazine Slate said Pax was "the Anne Frank of this war ... and its Elvis." Pax's diary entries have been collected in book form in the forthcoming The Baghdad Blog.
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