BoingBoing called it “A great punk anthem”. If I get hit by a bus tomorrow I won’t have to worry about “dying with my music inside me”, as this song and the video pretty much says all I have to say. On everything
Ghandi was once asked, “What do you think about Western Civilization?” to which he famously replied “I think it’s a good idea.” He may as well have been talking about free market capitalism.
Capital in the 21st Century has hit the world like a new teen idol sensation. Everybody is drinking the Kool-Aid and it’s being held up as the most important book ever written on the subject of how runaway capitalism leads to wealth inequality. Paul Krugman of course, loves it. As does every head of state and political hack in the (formerly) free world. A text-book sized brick … Read the rest
The other day I had lunch with easyPress CEO Victor Granic and he brought up Matthew Woodward’s epic rant against WPEngine and he also mentioned Jason Cohen’s rebuttal post “Growth is Hard” and that set us off on a long discussion around today’s tech biz climate (which is almost synonymous with the “start-up” culture, because these days everybody expects to sell their companies before they ever “grow up”)
While this post isn’t intended to single out WPengine as typical of what I’m talking about, Cohen’s rebuttal, while earnest, did seem to me to miss a point.
It's been a long time coming, but as of a few months ago, the onslaught of the new Top Level Domains ("TLDs") has commenced. This is quite the game-changer because the sheer volume of new TLDs necessitates a different strategy for protecting one's interests than was the general convention of the past.
In the past, everybody (except maybe us), would try to whip all their customers into a frenzy around the concept "Get your name under [dot]whatever before somebody else does!" (We were usually a bit more stand-offish about it, being deeply skeptical of that entire model).
Not every new … Read the rest
I was away when the big announcement came out. The news was, more or less,
"US GOVERNMENT RELINQUISHES CONTROL OF THE INTERNET!!!!!"
and I put it in all caps and underlined and with a lot of !!!! because the people who are busily talking about it in that context are typically newbie type half-wits, or journalists. The latter of which are barely distinguishable from the former, only because they aren't as intelligent and their knuckles tend to drag lower on the pavement when they walk.
Sorry if that sounds harsh, but this is the second time in less … Read the rest