Todays links of interest:
- Hey Neighbor, Stop Piggybacking on My Wireless
Or you could, you know, just encrypt your network. It’s kinda like locking your house. Sure, it won’t stop someone from smashing your window, but it will keep most people out.
- Sony/BMG demotes CEO over rootkit and payola scandals
It turns out that if you screw up enough even Sony will fire you
- What will happen to high definition TV?
Beautifully written screed about the crazy-ass way the copy-protection schemes are going to kill Blu-ray and HD DVD in the U.K. before they ever get a chance to get going.
- BuzzMachine: Not getting it
On the other hand, there are news organizations doing the "if a tree falls in the forest…" line of reasoning. Buzz Machine asks the obvious question: where will today’s newspapers be without Google (or the Google of the future)?
- BuzzMachine: Reuters gets it
Reuters discovers "citizen journalists" and sees the future. Also reveals that consumers are creating their own content and realities, if reality is defined as "what you want, how you want."
- Secrets of the cosmos
Could the universe just be a giant computer? And if so, is it running Windows? Because that would explain a lot.
- Oscars Ratings Drop 10 Percent From 2005
Don’t blame Jon Stewart, he was fine. It was no doubt because of the lack of a popular blockbuster being nominated and the "controversial" films that were nominated.
- Hollywood’s Crowd Control Problem
Expect a lot of post-Oscar navel-gazing in Hollywood this week — windows opening and closing aren’t quite as meaningful unless there’s something trying to pass through the glass.
- The Final Curtain
Will we ever sit en masse in front of a television again? If the Oscars can’t bring us together, who can?
- Several Shoes Still to Drop as Disney Seeks Stability
In other words, what to do with the Pixar kids after they fix "Pirates of the Carribean"?
- NBC Universal to Acquire iVillage
Be still my beating heart…is synergy back?