Monthly Archives: April 2008

PRO IP: Congress continues to strangle consumer rights.

As if the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) of 1998 wasn’t a bad enough blow to the Fair Use rights of consumers, the clueless old farts in Congress are taking …

My wish list of UI changes for Windows 7.

Technorati Tags: Microsoft,Windows 7,UI,User Interface,Apple,OSX Mary Jo Foley wrote a blog asking what users would change first about Windows’ look and feel. I gave it some thought and came up …

Mac Games: Why I’m sure more are coming.

Technorati Tags: games,gaming,Mac,Apple,OSX,game development,software,iMac I’ve seen speculation that the fast hardware in the newly pumped-up iMac line is an effort by Apple to woo game development for Mac OSX. This …

DRM only screws legitimate customers.

Digital Rights Management (DRM) was added by media companies in order to prevent piracy. It never has. In fact, piracy rates have increased. How can this be? Pirates circumvented DRM …

Windows 7 needs to be RIGHT the first time.

Microsoft created a lot of ill-will with Vista. It is slow. It consumes insane quantities of resources. It promised much and delivered little over XP SP2, aside from better security. …

MySpace Music: Will they do it right?

For those who already didn’t know about this… MySpace and the record companies (RIAA) have made a deal. They are creating “MySpace Music.” Here are my thoughts on this new …

Microsoft & RIAA: Blaming everyone but themselves.

It is interesting to compare Microsoft and the recording industry (RIAA). In fact, in a lot of ways, Microsoft is exactly like the recording industry. They both see their sales …

Recording Industry viewing your personal files?

For those who aren’t aware, the recording industry (RIAA) hired a company to snoop through the music, pictures, and files of private individuals. The RIAA created another company to harass …

iPhone – the many missing features

I’m going to ramble on (aka rant) about things still missing on the iPhone for a few moments and discuss whether Jobs has lost his touch with technological reality, so …