Monthly Archives: May 2006
>From Fark: “Bet you didn’t know Web 2.0™ was a trademark? Neither did a lot of people until the cease-and-desist letters started showing up”
In case you weren’t already aware, Web 2.0 is the term commonly used to refer to the latest round of advances in online information gathering and sharing, specifically the integration of RSS, social networking and tagging of information among other things. Many many people and companies have been using the term and writing about it for over a year without any idea it was trademarked. The fact that someone was allowed to term something as generic as Web 2.0 indicates another serious flaw in our attitudes towards “Intellectual Property.”
>A Cincinnati man who claims he’s a vampire is planning to protest a new fast food sandwich made with garlic.
The man says White Castle has “angered the undead” with its new garlic cheese sandwich.
He plans to picket the Queensgate White Castle location on Sunday.
That’s the best looking glass of orange juice I’ve seen in a while.
Soilwork is a featured artist and has their own displays in music stores…Mortis (sp?) is in the maintstream press…and now companies feel that it’s profitable to push a band like Lordi in the U.S…VH1 is dedicating the month to it…Metal is coming back, REAL metal. Even if this Lordi stuff is a very watered down pop version of it. These guys are already getting famous in Europe. You gotta watch the video. Despite what Pitchfork seems to think (their mission must be to do the opposite of what is right), apparently GWAR was too rough around the edges (all those references to crack probably don’t help).
Pepin bought me and Kipp and Guy tickets to a baseball game. I hadn’t
been since I was 11 eleven I think. It was a lot of fun. Matty could
barely drive home he was so upset over the last-minute defeat of his
home town team.
AOL has free full streaming episodes of a bunch of different shows from Perfect Strangers to Freakazoid to V. There’s some goodies in here and the instant gratification is great. The way it’s broken up by channels makes it really seem like you’re just watching Internet TV. It’s a great step towards what I hope is the future of TV: online distribution providing access to all kinds of shows that otherwise wouldn’t be put on DVD or shown at all anymore. And unlike other online TV show streaming services (like ABC.com) you can view the shows in full screen. Who needs cable?