Charley Pride has passed away of complications of Covid-19. I knew of his work because one of his albums, A Tribute to Jim Reeves, was initially sold with digital rights management. I bought a copy to explore the DRM before news came out that you could just take a sharpie and draw over the bits…Read More Charley Pride (1934-2020)
There’s a new study on what people would pay for privacy in apps. As reported by Techflash: A study by two University of Colorado Boulder economists, Scott Savage and Donald Waldman, found the average user would pay varying amounts for different kinds of privacy: $4.05 to conceal contact lists, $2.28 to keep their browser history…Read More What Price Privacy, Paying For Apps edition
Apparently Twitter sent me some credits to use in their advertising program. Now, I really don’t like Twitter’s promoted tweets — I’d prefer to be the customer rather than the product. (That is, I’d like to be able to give Twitter money for an ad-free experience.) At the same time, I’m curious to see how…Read More Should I advertise on Twitter?
There’s a fascinating story in the New York Times, “Profits on Carbon Credits Drive Output of a Harmful Gas“: [W]here the United Nations envisioned environmental reform, some manufacturers of gases used in air-conditioning and refrigeration saw a lucrative business opportunity. They quickly figured out that they could earn one carbon credit by eliminating one ton…Read More Regulations and Their Emergent Effects
Jan-Tilo Kirchhoff asked on Twitter for a printer (ideally in Germany) to print up some Elevation of Privilege card sets. Deb Richardson then suggested Kickstarter. I wanted to comment, but this doesn’t fit in a tweet, so I’ll do it here. I would be totally excited for someone to Kickstarter production of Elevation of Privilege.…Read More Please Kickstart Elevation of Privilege
This Week in Law is a fascinating podcast on technology law issues, although I’m way behind on listening. Recently, I was listening to Episode #124, and they had a discussion of Kind of Bloop, “An 8-Bit Tribute to Miles Davis’ Kind of Blue.” There was a lawsuit against artist Andy Baio, which he discusses in…Read More Kind of Copyrighted
The Seattle Times carries a press release: “Arena plan as solid as it looks?” The intricate plan offered for an NBA and NHL arena in Sodo hinges on the untested strategy of building a city-owned, self-supporting arena, without the aid of new taxes, and with team owners — not taxpayers — obligated to absorb any…Read More It's a Lie: Seattle Taxpayers Will Pay for a Staduim
Not my headline, but the New York Times: Beyond the effort was the challenge of getting different families to work together. When matters as personal as education, values and children are at stake, intense emotions are sure to follow, whether the issue is snacks (organic or not?), paint (machine washable?) or what religious holidays, if…Read More The Pre-K underground?
Several weeks back, I was listening to the Technometria podcast on “Personal Data Ecosystems,” and they talked a lot about putting the consumer in the center of various markets. I wrote this post then, and held off posting it in light of the tragic events in Japan. One element of this is the “VRM” or…Read More I'd like some of that advertising action
In his own blog, Michael Cloppert writes: Adam, and readers from Emergent Chaos, provided some good feedback on this idea. Even though the general response is that this wouldn’t be a supportable approach, I appreciate the input! This helps me focus my research intentions on the most promising theories and technologies. I’m glad my readers…Read More I’d bet on security prediction markets