...unless the journalist uses perjoratives to describe everyone
44 posts • joined 9 Feb 2010
Mr lowery is from a generation raised on the 20th century expectation that a musician that records a song should be able to make a living by selling that same recording over and over. This expectation was only really true in the height of the vinyl record age (when it was technically hard for consumers to make good copies at home), and only for a small number of musicians.
Before the advent of the recording industry, musicians expected to work (read as: perform live) on a regular basis if they wanted to get paid, and with the advent of Internet file sharing they are back to the status quo ante. - and a generation or two of them are winging because they can't expect to stay rich forever like the Rolling Stones got to.
The strategy of bringing up the poor benighted technicians who won't get paid if we don't pay full price for the CD or BluRay is bogus: these folks get paid per hour worked. By the time the recording is on the pirate bay they already have their check. o
One could argue that the "slump" in sales will cause the industry to make fewer records (and thus need fewer technicians) but I would argue that
1. The industry was already making fewer recordings, preferring to bank everything on a fe manufactured icons like Britany or whoever it is today, and
2. The fact that musicians can make good quality recordings at home on equipment that costs tens of thousands instead of hundreds of thousands means that these technicians are more at risk from inside the industry than from the consumers.
Tldr: the changes in the industry are natural by products of the same technological trend at created the industry in the first place. Superior man looks forward to the next trend instead of winging about he last one being over.
It's "new coke", you mean. Around just long enough to
1. Scare people Into buying huge stockpiles of "old coke"
2. And then consume all of said stockpiles,
3 so that "coke classic" could be released, and no one had any "old coke" to compare it to and realize that it was different
The problem with MS's business plan here is that people who are happy with win XP or 7 will have no reason to upgrade to "windows classic" when it ships. In fact, i anticipate that the only party who will benefit here will be the sons and daughters of Linus... Imagine how quickly people will snatch up a copy of Ubuntu with fvwm configured to look like Win 95/xp. (assuming wine is properly installed)
It'll be interesting to see whether OS suppliers allow these (presumablly WebDAV) vendors easy access to the Open/Save dialog boxes... Which is IMHO the real barrier to adoption by grandma.
I read somewhere that OS X.viii (the forth coming MILF release, now out in developer preview) has a "save to iCloud" feature prominently displayed in said dialogs. Will "save to SilverLight" be far behind?
Given that world+dog have interpreted Steve's statement that he gave adobe all the time in the world to get flash working on iOS* and they couldn't do it as "I refuse to let flash on iOS devices", I think you're right.
* I think it was a year after the launch at that point, so adobe had at least 18 months
Isnt a lot of the current dynamically compressed music driven by the fact that most people listen to everything in lnitwit rate mp3 (or some other lossy format) which achieves file size compression partially Through dynamic compression?
Because producers know this, they're pre-compressing the tracks so the can at least controll how the mp3 will sound
can't watch bones anymore. It's too full of "See how awesome my prius is? it knows how to park itself!" and pointless video calling on phones with overly large SPRINT badges -- or entire episodes which are just the trailer for some new show with bones spliced into the beginning and end
Repeating things over and over does not make them true.
Steve's famous rant against Adobe came after waiting _years_ for them to deliver a working IOS version of flash. (for that matter, a working Mac OS or Linux port would be nice. Just saying.)
When they finally gave him one, it was as buggy and CPU hogging as the rest of their non-windows implementations. Also, the UI still thought it had a mouse attached.
Hands up, anyone who's used flash on a touchscreen and found it intuitive.
>While the excellent SmrtGuard will let you access your lost BlackBerry to get it to dial you back
>so that you can hear conversations where you’ve left it, or make it ping loudly, or track the device
>by GPS, the Apple version does none of that because it doesn’t have the APIs.
Well, two out of three ain't bad. and it's the useful two.
>In the U.S. you are required to present a proper I.D
No, actually, you're not. that's the point of the article.
as someone else posted above, checking that the ID matches the boarding pass is so that the airline can keep you from giving your ticket to someone else -- or rather, so that they can make sure to charge the other person extra.
I find myself unable to interpret this slogan in a way that isn't dirty. Maybe it's just my colonial ignorance showing ???
and their explanation is worse:
"Flag up with someone you trust if anything upsets you or if someone asks you to meet offline"
Can someone explain what "Flag up" means to a poor benighted yank?
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