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Digital Rights Management Part 2

I've written about digital right management before.  My latest encounter with these technologies came this weekend and I'm reminded that the "rights" mentioned are not the rights of the consumer.…
ArtMaking MeaningMedia

Differences in Media

I've been thinking lately about the differences between media types.  This thinking was inspired by the new movie Disgrace based on J. M. Coetzee's novel of the same name.  I…
DangersMediaSociety

New Kindle Developments

I was talking to my dad tonight about the Kindle.  He's a fan and wants one, but feels as though he doesn't read enough to justify the expense.  I've written about…
AcademiaMaking MeaningMedia

NeMLA 2010

There have been quite a few stories that have captured my attention in the nearly six month break that I've taken from writing entries in this blog.  I will be…
Making MeaningMediaSociety

Failed Predictions

Predicting the future is a notoriously difficult endeavor and yet there is never a shortage of people willing to play the game, especially at the end of a year.  Many…
Media

Missing in Action

Clearly, I have been missing in action.  The only thing I have to say about that is that my real life (as opposed to this, online, unreal life) has been…
AcademiaMedia

Fringe

I am watching a new show on Fox tonight.  It is called Fringe and it's from JJ Abrams, the guy who developed Lost which is one of my favorite shows of all time. …
MediaSociety

Identity Management

We joined millions of other Americans yesterday and went to see The Dark Knight. An interesting side note regarding my previous comments about immediacy--the movie opened Friday and the current…
Media

Reading 2.0

On our trip to Barcelona, I brought several novels as well as a couple of non-fiction books related to my work life with me. I can't stand being on a…
MediaSociety

Unplugged Vacation

We're leaving for Spain tomorrow. For the first time since 2000, we are not bringing a computer on vacation with us and so we will be completely unplugged. I'm looking…
GamesMedia

King of Kong

A few weeks ago, Ann, Greg, Evelyn and I went to the Red River Theater in Concord and saw King of Kong: A Fistful of Quarters. I was prepared to…
Media

Online Viewing

Living in central New Hampshire means that access to independent cinema can be problematic. I've been a NetFlix subscriber for about 4 years--I've appreciated the range of their offerings and…
MediaSociety

iPods and the “Real World”

There have been a number of stories in the past few weeks linking a rise in violent crime rates to increased popularity of small electronic devices like the iPod. The…
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