Historically,That’s Been the Case Edition
Todays links of interest:
- Why Apple TV is a dud
Apple TV has been a huge disappointment (but we told you it would be). Still, it makes a great sushi platter.
- Music site Last.fm bought by CBS
One of the first social music sites sells-out to CBS. The move doesn’t come as a surprising given the upcoming changes in royalty rates. Deep pockets are now required for anyone wanting to stream music from from the web. Let’s just hope that Last.fm remains relatively unchanged by this merger.
- Watchdog backs off "Teletubbies" comment
Apparently, it turns out that they might have more productive things to do that ferreting out possible "promotion of homosexuality" — whatever in the hell that even means.
- How You and I Lost Kevin Reilly His Job
Because he developed the types of shows that were critical and cult hits, but not so much with the mass TV audience. Uh-oh.
- Takahashi: Microsoft’s tabletop computer breaks creative ground
There are some pretty interesting concepts here — but is it something that the masses will embrace?
- China’s 1,600-Year-Old Dunhuang Frescoes Enter the Digital Age
How to save fragile historical artifacts? Virtual reality. It’s just like being there without the travel.
- Can druggy MP3s get you high?
Depends on how you define terms. Not so new twist on a not so new concept.
- Lohan Checks Into Rehab
Of course, we’d like to point out that this was probably after the Vodka company that was going to sponsor her 21st birthday party — when she, was, you know, legally able to drink — pulled out of their sponsorship. So, she doesn’t get paid to have her birthday party. But we also note that she’ll be out of rehab just days before that 21st birthday, so we’ll take the under on whether it will even last a week after she gets out.
- Poland to probe if Teletubbies are gay
In case you were wondering where the spirit of Jerry Falwell ended up after he died. Also: nice verb there, headline writer. And finally: they overthrew Communism for this?!?
- Plunge in CD Sales Shakes Up Big Labels
One more prediction about the death of the CD. It’s apparently coming sooner than you think. Of course, the music industry is still puzzled about why it happened.
- Critiques with byte
Hmm, someone said, "You know, we should do a story on arts blogging in Indiana. There’s a topic." It’s official now — blogging about the arts is totally mainstream.