I appreciate the punk rock implications of “POSS (Post Open Source Software).” (Back story: @monkchips, Luis Villa and my previous post). But it’s not just punk rock, it’s also an accepted engineering strategy. “You aren’t gonna need it” (acronym: YAGNI) is a principle of extreme programming (XP) that states a programmer should not add functionality […]
Luis Villa: Pushing back against licensing and the permission culture>: Once an author has used a standard license, their immediate interests are protected – but the political content of not choosing a license is lost. Or to put it another way: if license authors get their wish, and everyone uses a license for all content, […]
Do I believe in Daisy? I’m willing to give Daisy the benefit of the doubt on growth. I think they could succeed at getting big. But what I don’t see in their vision is an economic innovation. And the really hard problems for on-demand services are economics. Songza, for example, is an economic innovation. Playlists […]
Any researcher affiliated with a big institution already had access to the articles in JSTOR. It’s the independent researchers who have been locked out. Personally I have followed a trail of searching up to the locked door at JSTOR many times. It always disgusted me. People doing research for its own sake are doing something […]
Jeff Jarvis is against content: I took Swartz’ action not as a protest but instead as an object lesson in the true value of content. We from the content business think our value is encased in our content. That is why we sell it, build walls around it, protect it (and, yes, I will still […]
aaronsw I’m really bothered by his death. Fuck.
Here’s my guess for the vision behind Ian Rogers going to MOG/Beats/Daisy: much tighter integration between the content business and subscription service. The service will have business deals to heavily promote artists. It’s similar to paying radio stations to play a single, but rather than pay them, the label will own one. If the Daisy […]
Ian’s getting back into the on-demand streaming business. So here’s the interesting question. When he took over Yahoo music, Yahoo’s on-demand streaming business went away. Now he’s going there again. So what’s different? He might feel that Yahoo’s service was too far ahead of the market, and the market has now caught up. He might […]
My posts about transhumanism and augmented senses so far, from oldest to newest: Compass sense (also a BoingBoing tip) Senses as apps Udo Wächter had an unerring sense of direction. In-shoe computing Augmented creativity Is Audio the New QR Code?