Lessig Calls Google Book Settlement A “Path To Insanity”

Lessig Calls Google Book Settlement A “Path To Insanity”
14 years is enough!

Regulating copies simply makes no sense in a digital world where every piece of content is made up of bits because those bits must be copied before they can be consumed or shared. There is no digital equivalent of the library or used book store where culture can be preserved and found by anyone. The Google Book settlement has special provisions for libraries and academics, but Lessig warns against relying “upon special favors granted by private companies (and quasi-monopoly collecting societies).” Rather, he proposes something more radical and far-reaching. A complete overhaul of copyright law which would include a mandatory registry of who owns what (to make it easier to track down copyright holders to ask for permission to use a work) and protection of a work as whole rather than protection to its constituent parts.

It would be up to copyright holders to register otherwise their works pass into the public domain.

Why you should use OpenGL and not DirectX – Wolfire Games Blog

Why you should use OpenGL and not DirectX – Wolfire Games Blog
Why you should use OpenGL and not DirectXWhat is OpenGL?

What is DirectX?

Why does everyone use DirectX?

1. Network effects and vicious cycles

2. FUD about OpenGL and Vista

3. Misleading marketing campaigns

So why do we use OpenGL?

1. OpenGL is more powerful than DirectX

2. OpenGL is cross-platform

3. OpenGL is better for the future of games

Can OpenGL recover?

Humor: Management-Theorien der anderen Art

Humor: Management-Theorien der anderen Art
Management by Helicopter: Über allem schweben, von Zeit zu Zeit auf den Boden kommen, viel Staub aufwirbeln und darin wieder ab in die Wolken.Management by Jeans: An allen wichtigen Stellen sitzen Nieten.

Management by Terror: Ziele setzen und Mittel verweigern.

Management by Nilpferd: Auftauchen, Maul aufreißen, wieder untertauchen!

Management by Crocodile: Bis zum Hals im Dreck stecken, aber das Maul groß aufreißen.

Management by Robinson: Alle warten auf Freitag.

Management by Darwin: Mitarbeiter gegeneinander aufstacheln, Sieger befördern, Verlierer abschieben.

U.S. enables Chinese hacking of Google

U.S. enables Chinese hacking of Google
In order to comply with government search warrants on user data, Google created a backdoor access system into Gmail accounts. This feature is what the Chinese hackers exploited to gain access.Google’s system isn’t unique. Democratic governments around the world — in Sweden, Canada and the UK, for example — are rushing to pass laws giving their police new powers of Internet surveillance, in many cases requiring communications system providers to redesign products and services they sell.