Thursday, June 30, 2005

"The Supremes"

These posts on the recent Supreme Court decision in the MGM v. Grokster case really caught my eye. The concensus seems to be that the Supreme Court got basically got it right...

A legal perspective from Electronic Frontier Foundation staff atorney Fred Von Lohman here.

On the business front:
* A Mark Cuban post entitled Kaboom!
* Former RIAA CEO Hillary Rosen throws her two cents in here.
* and my pal Chris Nolan comments here and here.

Interesting stuff.

Thursday, June 23, 2005

"Pass the butter"

This is just a straight quote from Gizmodo, but I simply couldn't resist:

"Wow, Sony can’t catch a break. First the Queen of England buys an iPod mini. Then, at a luncheon with new Sony CEO Howard Stringer—a known Englishman Welshman (Welsh, English, whatev! Don’t make us bomb you.)—the Queen chided him for making products that are difficult to use. “I have a lot of trouble with your remote controls,” she’s quoted. “Too many arrows.”

What Queen Elizabeth II neglected to admit, however, is that due to the long history of in-marriage in the Hapsburg line, she has only a single lobster claw at the tip of each arm."

Link to Gizmodo

Thursday, June 16, 2005

"Stay Hungry, Stay Foolish"

Most of us know about the "Cult of Steve" and have heard about the "Reality Distortion Field" he's famous for, but I thought this was simply the...
Best. Commencement. Speech. Ever.

(although I doubt parents who shelled out $200,000 to send their kids to Stanford would agree :-)

Take a minute to read it here.