Happy 24th Birthday, KFSR Edition
Today’s links of interest:
- Twyla Tharp brings Bob Dylan to Broadway
Well, it seemed like a terrible idea in the first place. And once again pointing out that convergence for the sake of convergence leads to a chaotic blob rather than a recontextualization that provides new insights into an older work.
- In Early Newspapers, Impartiality Was the Exception
Yes, yes, yes, it is indeed common knowledge that neutral bias is one of those things we made up in the last century.
- YouTube Is Purging Copyrighted Clips
Hmm, next up: major deals with YouTube to post copyrighted clips. Right now, the method-du-jour is to go to YouTube to catch something you missed last night on The Daily Show — taking that privilege away from viewers might backfire.
- Studio 60? Cancellation Imminent
Reason number seven not to get emotionally involved with the new fall television season.
- Retailers tackle The Long Tail
Because we haven’t pointed to a Long Tail story in a while.
- Online video game: ?technically illegal? musical chairs
The proper analogy might be the Hydra: take down one video, another one just pops up to replace it.
- Help Us Hack the Publishing System!
Or at least Amazon.
- Free Culture Badge
If the Boy Scouts are going to have a ‘Respect For Copyright’ merit badge, they might as well have a ‘Respect for Consumer Rights’ badge, and even a ‘Respect For Creative Commons’ badge.
- A granddad of gonzo journalism
In a way, it wouldn’t have been Hunter S. Thompson without Ralph Steadman. New memoir that someone might want to buy.
- The Difficulties of Discovery: Bumping Into New Music Can Be a Circuitous Task
Has satellite fulfilled its promise? Can the iPod save the music industry?
- Serialized Dramas: The Strain On People’s Time
Ah, the truth emerges (long after the giddy predictions for the new Fall season). One, people can’t spend their lives watching television. Two, it’s hard to decide what to watch when there’s too much to see. Three — and this is good — why commit if you
- TV’s going cheap and cheaper
There’s a cost to cheapness. We wonder how long it will be before someone figures that out.
- If Aaron Sorkin wrote a show about baseball
It might go a little something like this . . .
- Next frontier for spammers: text messaging
If you didn’t see this one coming, you have to start your new media education all over again.
- Students produce movies with cell phones
For college credit. Times really have changed.
- Cos. have broad aims for TV on the Web
We have seen the future and it is channels. Or so the next generation of online content delivery systems hope.
- On TV, Castro Scoffs at Death Rumors
He went on to add: "CDs, however, are totally toast."