I’ve been following an interesting ‘discussion’ between Guy Kawasaki and Michael Arrington from TechCrunch:
Thus came the bet:
“loser buys dinner. I like sushi with an expensive white bordeaux. week after thanksgiving ok with you to do this?”
Guy also put it up on socialtoo.com:
This might be fun. Trust will be the core issue – there are so many ways both could cheat.
Fun just the same ;)
Tim Marman reports on streamburst.tv‘s DRM system (quote by TechCrunch):
“Instead of handcuffing viewers who want to view films they purchase on multiple devices and otherwise use content legitimately in ways DRM blocks – Streamburst takes two steps to prevent movie piracy.
The first is that every film begins with a 5 second display of the name of the person who purchased that copy, as it appears on their credit card. The second step is that Streamburst eliminates an undetectable but unique series of bits from each copy of a file downloaded. That idea is that the psychological barrier of being named will stop many people from illegally distributing the files and those whom it doesnâ€™t stop can be identified by the unique series of bits stripped from whatever copies make it into illegal file sharing networks.”
“Shame may in fact be the best DRM we can come up with.”
I fully agree. I was happy to pay for the copy, I’d share it with friends, but I’d be very cautious as to whom I’m giving the file to, because I wouldn’t want it to end up in somebody’s file sharing folder by accident.
Matthew just recently asked me what a tag cloud is – I hereby refer him to ZoomCloud (which I have now included on this site). I’m not sure it really uses my Jerome’s Keywords Plugin tags, but I’ll give it a try.
Let me know if you like it or not.
While I was researching the various Ajaxy web calendaring solutions on the weekend ( I currently like HipCal best) I came across Planzo, too: go have a look at their site – that’s a company trying to get bought by Google if I’ve ever seen one ;)