The Scobles are stuck in traffic on the San Mateo Bridge. Can you help them figure out what’s happening?
My iPod got stuck on an MP3 today, a legally downloaded podcast of a favorite public radio show. It won’t respond to any of the various magic keypresses, at least the ones I know of, and of course there’s no way to do a power cycle. And because of the DRM, there’s no backup, so even if I reformat the iPod, I’ll have to set up everything all over. Meanwhile the music industry says it’s all about piracy, that’s why Apple cripples this $400 (now worthless) piece of high design.
NY Times: “In the south, if the Americans give the Iraqis weapons, the next day you can buy them here,” said one dealer, who sold groceries in the front of his kiosk and offered weapons in the back. “The Iraqi Army, the Iraqi police — they all sell them right away.”
Steve Rubel stumbled across a weird connect between Google Base and podcasts. Anyone know what’s going on here?
Scott Beale’s photos from last night’s wedding.
Michael Gartenberg: The Lessons of Zune.
Steven Levy: “Microsoft pays Universal a dollar for each Zune sold.”
NY Times: “It’s borrowed art that has been warped, wrecked, mocked and sometimes improved. It’s blogs and open-source software and collaborative wikis and personal Web pages. It’s word of mouth that can reach the entire world.”