From his article Craftsmanship - Quality, Passion, and Excellence
PROTECT-IP is dangerous bill that is up for discussion in congress today, and it has the power to cripple internet startups and vastly change the open nature of the internet. PROTECT IP essentially gives the entertainment industry to censor, enforce, and sue any person, company or ISP that allows access to copyrighted material. With the way that the bill is written this will put people singing an acapella rendition of their favorite pop song in the legal cross hairs of the entertainment industry in the same way that it would for a file sharing site.
Thanks to Tumblr’s efforts to get people to call congress, I had a great conversation with my local representative Gary Miller’s office. Take the two minutes it takes to voice your opinion. Simply fill out your phone number, address and zip code and Tumblr will call your phone connecting you directly to your representative’s office.
Read more about what you can do at AmercianCensorship.org. From a business perspective read Fred Wilson’s (venture capitalist and Tumblr’s investor) post on the architecture of the internet.
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Back in the day when MTV had something to do with music, they put together this segment where Michael Jackson, Coolio, Ozzy and Dave Matthews explain the internet.
“In 1995 some 10 million people regularly used the internet. What has attracted many of them is the world wide web with its proliferation of special address truckstops called webpages.”
A 1995 essay in Newsweek predicting that the Internet will end up being a big flop that will never take off.
Then there’s cyberbusiness. We’re promised instant catalog shopping—just point and click for great deals. We’ll order airline tickets over the network, make restaurant reservations and negotiate sales contracts. Stores will become obselete. So how come my local mall does more business in an afternoon than the entire Internet handles in a month? Even if there were a trustworthy way to send money over the Internet—which there isn’t—the network is missing a most essential ingredient of capitalism: salespeople.
Reblogged from Rick Webb
I’m glad to see the death of “TV”. Since subscribing to Netflix I rarely turn on broadcast television, and it’s been almost a decade since we last subscribed to cable.
Information Architects in Japan recently mapped out the relationship and connections between the top 333 internet domains.