While you were looking outside and realizing that the winter hadn’t gone anywhere, but had just been stuck in traffic, here’s what we were looking at:
- The High-Definition Problem – Is essentially the 21st Century version of the same problem that happened with certain stars when the talking pictures were invented: some actors don’t translate, er, very well to the newer version of the medium that made them a star. Now playing across the nation: the horror of your local newscast in HD.
- Second Life and the Stupid White Man’s Burden, Part One: Anshe’s Ascension – Remember those jokes about selling you the Brooklyn Bridge? Or Swampland in Florida? At least those people didn’t have to worry about server crashes . . .
- Will Labels Join Party A Decade Late? – Just this once, we’re gonna be optimistic and say “yes.” (And don’t worry, the optimism will pass.)
- Washington Tries Its Best To Kill Internet Radio – Sigh. Those of us from California are embarassed to have a senior Senator who has been hating on the internets as long as DiFi has.
- Major League Baseball Hates Me – If I go over to Kirk or Tim’s place to watch games because they have DirectTV and I don’t, aren’t I, in effect, stealing that content from Major League Baseball? After all, they are in essence sharing those games with me.
- My Life As An RSS Junkie – Y’all will be glad to know that we had an intervention for Kirk this weekend, sending him off to the same rehab that is going to cure Isaiah W’s homophobia; Mel G’s anti-semitism and Michael R’s racism. Because that’s, you know, what rehab is for. Just ask Kirk’s new best friend: Lindsay L.