You all know I hate DRM. Well it looks like Apple has followed through with the open letter Steve Jobs released last month about iTunes and DRM free music. Bringing EMI along with them, next month EMI is going to release their entire catalog DRM free, which includes iTunes. Hurrah for EMI. I finally have a reason to buy some music on iTunes.

posted by dharh 10:54 AM Apr 2nd, 2007 via idt


It should come as no surprise to anyone that I bought a Wii. Being the gamer I am, less hard core now then in years past, I always feel obligated to get a next generation of some console.

I purchased only one game with it, Twilight Princess, and it does indeed produce fun. The game brings me back to the days of Link to the Past, which seems to be the foundation of this game, even if the story elements are essentially completely different.

The comparison is not exactly apt but it will do. If you watch for it you are given hints that the Zelda and Link characters and story are replayed throughout time in this world, this is but one of those stories.

I thoroughly enjoy the new controller mechanics and can't wait for Super Paper Mario. I will indeed eventually purchase a "true" next gen console, that being the 360, however that can wait until a price drop and Halo 3.


posted by dharh 10:56 AM Mar 6th, 2007 via idt


Alright, so the story mainly talks about how the Nintendo Wii beat the pants off the PS3 and Xbox 360, but they noted that the PS2 also beat both the PS3 and Xbox 360. Hah take that Sony! Er wait...

posted by dharh 12:34 PM Feb 22nd, 2007 via idt


Score one for the largest consumer of global energy.

posted by dharh 10:00 AM Feb 16th, 2007 via idt


Today saw a some interesting papers about DRM and piracy on the internets. First, Bennett Lincoff, an IP law attorney released an open letter to Steve Jobs and the RIAA in a sort of response to the open letter Steve Jobs released last week. Second, a study reported by ars technica found that the effect P2P networks have on legal music sales are "not statistically distinguishable from zero".

posted by dharh 9:15 AM Feb 12th, 2007 via idt


This is another pointer post but I thought it was interesting. 8 technologies for a green future.

posted by dharh 7:10 AM Feb 9th, 2007 via idt


In an open letter Steve Jobs says its the Music Labels who are pushing DRM not Apple. Ars Technica with the summary.

posted by dharh 5:02 PM Feb 6th, 2007 via idt


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