Well hello denizens of the internets! Particularly those who are frequenting the Madhatter’s blog! I am happy to make your acquaintance.
Trademark Squatters have become a huge problem in the last couple of years. The value of a mark in commerce is immense, but often marks are not registered, with the owner depending upon common law recognition of rights.
Love him or hate him, Michael Robertson tends to get a fair bit of press where music is concerned. He is the founder and former CEO of digital music pioneer MP3.com. He is currently the CEO of music locker company MP3tunes. Not exactly the sort of guy you can ignore. You can sue him from here to eternity, and the major labels have, but you can’t ignore him.
Really Bill. Don’t complain that a license that you don’t like is ‘un-American’. Don’t moan that it’s communistic. Well, actually he complained that it was Pac-Man like, which at least showed some imagination, unlike his software.
Continue reading “Software Licensing – Don’t Complain If You Don’t Like The License Part 2”
In my opinion no ‘professional’ writer uses Windows.
Before people start throwing stones, let me explain. I know a lot of writers. Not surprising, since I am one. If we are self-employed (and most of us are) we need solid, reliable equipment to work our trade.
Apple Inc. builds nicely designed computers, with a nice looking, stable, virus proof operating system. But…
When you wake up on a Saturday morning wanting to write an article, and find out that your laptop computer wants to install an operating system update, well, no big deal. When you find out that it wants to reboot when you intended to get some work done, that’s a damned annoyance. Being me, I then check to find out exactly why. Because that’s what I do after all, and my Linux boxes NEVER reboot.
This is my own, totally unscientific projection. It’s based on trends that I’m not sure will bear out, but I’m applying them. I’m calling for an NDP Minority Government, with 110 to 140 seats in Parliament.