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Hear Voices? It May Be an Ad

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Articles advertising evil
Daniel Andrlik
Daniel Andrlik
Daniel Andrlik lives in the suburbs of Philadelphia. By day he manages product teams. The rest of the time he is a podcast host and producer, writer of speculative fiction, a rabid reader, and a programmer.

Via Warren Ellis

People have developed a way to broadcast ads on the street so that "the sound is contained within your cranium."

That’s just wonderful, I was just thinking to myself, "You know, I don’t think I’m harassed by advertising enough in my daily life, how can this be rectified?"


Download Uproar: Record Industry Goes After Personal Use -
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Articles abuse copyright law music riaa wtf
Via /.: Now the RIAA is filing suit for people making "unauthorized copies" of their music, by which they mean ripping a legally purchased CD to mp3 for personal use. Don’t let the Jammie Thomas photo fool you, the aspect of the suit the article is talking about does not involve her and does not involve file sharing, but rather the thing that millions of people do with their CDs every day.
Christmas in Detention
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Articles friends immigration law politics
My friend Christina, who works in immigration law, has penned this powerful post regarding how immigrants in detention will be spending their holiday season. I’m not the only one linking to this or quoting the same passage, but it’s such a powerful image:
Rough Type: Michael Krigsman doesn't understand enterprise software
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Articles enterprise software
This is a good post by Nicholas Carr, rebutting Michael Krigsman’s argument that somehow enterprise applications cannot and should not be engaging. This echoes Anil Dash’s sentiments, and something I’d like to see taken seriously by the companies developing corporate software.