Our new toothbrushes came with 3, count ‘em, 3, free “music downloads.” With lots of DRM. And the site only works in IE. And even then, I’m supposed to download a Sony DRM music player of some sort to play the songs. Riiiiight. Funny how tainted a brand can get from one little use of black-hat hacking methods to keep kids from putting music somewhere where they might actually listen to it. Did I mention the Flash lander page? I bought a toothbrush, I know, you don’t have to beat me over the head with a spinning, frothy toothpaste-laden brush.
Newspaper Association of America awards for online news.
Wrong playing live at the Knitting Factory (with Insidious Rays on backup vocals, I think).
Want to design, build, or code the New York Times? Read this post.
Subtraction: How to Get Ahead in Online News Design
Grade the News sends a note to readers, promising to maintain the site on a volunteer basis as best they can when their funding runs dry this week.
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Lots of podcasting rig info here, including reviews of hardware and software.
Guess it’s time to put the blog on the resume – these online news execs say they dig it.
McCunications: Blogging, anyone?