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 […]


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 […]


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 […]