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Saturday, June 23, 2007

Blu-Ray writers are down to $300. At 200 I bought my first CD burner, and similar for DVD burner. The curious thing this time is that AFAIK the Blu-Ray readers/players themselves still aren't down to these price points. My guess is that part of the expense is that it requires some serious computing power (the first BR standalone players had 1+ Ghz chips in them IIRC), which dropping a burner into your computer avoids.
Could the economics of this be the thing that finally drives home media center adoption (e.g. combining computers with TV/movie activities for most people, because it is a few hundred cheaper than separate boxes)?


Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Rumor has it that Lawrence Lessig is quitting copyright to work on corruption instead. I'm sure he'll do great good there, but it's a sad day for copyright. Certain recent posts now make more sense, however.


Tuesday, June 19, 2007

Restrictive licenses are not a new thing. It'd be interesting to go back to the precursor of the LP, the piano roll, and see if any of those had similarly verbose licenses.


Friday, June 08, 2007

Lessig eloquently comments on the recent Google laptop theft, and in so doing hits many larger points.