Witness the following events:
- Radiohead, currently not under contract with a record label, announced that the price for the all digital version of its latest album was going to be whatever you wanted to pay. September 30, ’07.
- Nine Inch Nails front man Trent Rezner wrote on October 8, ’07, “I’ve waited a LONG time to be able to make the following announcement: as of right now Nine Inch Nails is a totally free agent, free of any recording contract with any label.”
- Madonna is not renewing her contract with Warner Brothers, instead opting to go with a concert promotion company, Live Nation (NYSE: LVY). This according to the Wall Street Journal on October 10, ’07.
These and other artists are leading the movement to be free from oppressive record companies. Free from oxymorons like inspiration schedules and formula forced creations. Like many other industries where the Internet has played a role in removing barriers, the recording industry will never be the same. It will be better. Both for artists who want to be free and for consumers who will pay for their freedom.
Seth Godin has an interesting perspecitve on this.music News
SlickRun is a utility that floats on your Windows desktop and lets you assign a program path to a short word or just one letter. For example; typing ‘w’ in SlickRun on my machine launches ‘C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office12\WINWORD.EXE’ which is the path to Microsoft Word. You can define as many shortcuts as you like, and there are options for window size, parameters, and startup paths.software tools Windows
This is one of those projects that takes two big, hairy, audacious goals and drives them together to create a revolution. Each goal, in and of themselves would be amazing accomplishments, but when both happen together, the resulting revolution will change the world.
The goals are simple: 1) A $100 laptop. 2) A laptop for every child. Of course, the two work hand in hand, but separately, they have ramifications that will be felt for decades and together will change lives, the computer industry and the world.
As you review the features, think about how they will impact a child somewhere in the world, maybe in a classroom, maybe in a handmade house, maybe in your own living room.
- 3.2 lbs.
- Waterproof, dust-proof, drop proof with a handle
- Viewable in total darkness and direct sunlight
- 2 watts power consumption results in very long battery life and many different charging options including a hand crank
- 1GB flash memory
- WiFi networking
- Mesh networking – XO’s can detect other XO’s and piggyback off each-other to gain network access and share documents and files.
- Word processor, calculator, PDF reader, programs for music, chat, painting, and some games
- Built in camera and speakers
- USB connectivity
Here are the details:
- 4 track surround-sound recording via 4 microphones
- MP3: 64-320 kbps, Wav: To 24 bit/96 KHz
- SD card storage (4 GB stores 377 minutes at 16 bit 44.1 kHz – CD quality)
- Mini-jack phone/line level output, external mic input, line level input, and USB
- About the size of a hand held razor
Here are the details:
- Screen – 320×320 pixel Transflective color touchscreen, supports 16-bit color (up to 65K colors)
- Radio – Dual-band CDMA2000 EvDO backward compatible with 1XRTT and IS95
- Platform – Palm OS 5.4.9
- Bluetooth® Wireless Technology Version 1.2
- Memory – 64MB available user storage
- Camera – 1.3 megapixels with 2x digital zoom and video capture
- Battery – Removable 1150mAh, lithium-ion, 3.5 hours talk time, up to 300 hours standby time
- Expansion – microSD card (up to 4GB supported)
- Conector – Multi-connector
- Dimensions – 4.22″ (L) x 2.11″ (W) x 0.73″ (D); 4.2 oz See a size comparison
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