2002 September 24 Links [9:26 am]
(entry last updated: 2002-09-24 17:17:31)
(Sorry: this is the first day I’ve been in the office that I haven’t even had time to "make the rounds" of my usual sites, so I’m mooching off others’ good work today. I’ll try to do better tomorrow.)
I gotta run, but The Register has a chilling article on a recent Microsoft DRM ploy.
I missed the article in yesterday’s Times naming the winner in the digital distribution war…..
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The Register’s John Lettice deconstructs a recent music CD giveaway as a way to get the latest Microsoft DRM installed on user’s computers. The Slashdot discussion has the perfect title: DRM: How To Boil A Frog
The New York Times points out that, when it comes to video on demand, the clear winner on distribution speed is….the United States Postal Service. The Slashdot discussion is entertaining. [Shifted Librarian]
A strange editorial at eWeek that starts ou promisingly on the alienation problem, but then veers off wildly into warranties.