Tag Archives: Cory Doctorow

Digital Copy Me, part 2

In the last post, we discussed the prospect of the death of physical media distribution of entertainment content, and what might takes its place. There are currently three basic models: streaming on a proprietary network (cable company, cell phone provider, etc.), streaming on the Internet, and download from the Internet. All suffer from the same […]

This Is Why The Internet Is Great, Part 2

The missus and I watch Project Runway (among a number of other reality television shows). Last night, we watched the finale, and during Leanne’s Bryant Park runway show, I said to the missus, “I like that music.” I had no idea what the music was, and figured I never would, as they don’t credit music […]

This Is Why The Internet Is Great

A college kid named Molly (aka sweetafton23) buys a ukulele with flowers on it and posts videos to YouTube of her playing various songs on it. On April 8, she posts a video of her playing “Still Alive”, Jonathan Coulton’s song for the end credits of Portal. A blog named Infinite Lives realizes that Molly […]

Macropayments

Cory Doctorow has a follow up to his “Think Like A Dandelion” article (previously discussed here), called “Macropayments“. I hadn’t heard of the term micropayments before, though it should have been an obvious idea – the opposite of a micropayment. Scott McCloud has been advocating the idea of micropayments as a way for artists to […]

Dandelion

Cory Doctorow has thought more about alternative distribution strategies than just about just about anyone else. His medium is the written word, but the fundamentals are the same. Think like a dandelion, he says. The crux of his point is that mammals expend a great deal of energy to foster each and every offspring to […]