Monthly Archives: October 2009

Moldover’s Album

There have been some good creative packaging on CDs this year. My favorite may be the functional CD tray of Moldover’s Album. The Awesome Edition comes with a circuit board in lieu of the standard jewel case tray. The artwork and track listing are traces on the board, which is cool, but the great thing […]

Oh My Gawd, It’s Full Of Bits

The Flaming Lips released their latest album, Embryotic, this week. And they did something kind of cool. The standard release is a double CD album. The deluxe edition adds a DVD which contains the full album as 16 bit 48 kHz and 24 bit 96 kHz PCM audio. The DVD is not region coded, and […]

Digital Black Hole

Archaeologists looking back on our time will be confounded by two problems of our own making: the Cultural Black Hole and a Digital Black Hole. We live in amazing times. Technology gives us pocket-sized computers which allow us to communicate with others thousands of miles away, as well as record events in audio and video. […]

Cultural Black Hole

The Financial Times has an article on the current state of American copyright, and while the article itself mostly focuses on the Google Books brouhaha, it has a great title: “A Copyright Black Hole Swallows Our Culture”. Once upon a time, three things held true. Copyrights were relatively short. You had to renew them (most […]

Hidden In Plain Sight

If you don’t know what is geocaching is, don’t feel too bad – most don’t. I kept hearing the term when researching GPS units, but didn’t really understand what it was until I downloaded the Geocaching iPhone app a short while ago. Now I’m hooked. The missus doesn’t really understand, and I guess it does […]