: Two correspondents from Blogging the President went to the Politics Online Conference. Stirling Newberry says it was the place to be. Ellen Dana Nagler says it was a snoozer filled with laptopless peple who just wanted to use the Internet to raise bucks.
: Prof. Larry Lessig’s new book, Free Culture. $24.95.
But it will be free online next week.
: And give the good professor plenty of credit for linking to this review from Stephen Manes at Forbes (whose email address is, quite appropriately, at cranky.com):
Man the barricades for your right to swipe The Simpsons! According to Stanford law professor and media darling Lawrence Lessig, a “movement must begin in the streets” to fight a corrupt Congress, overconcentrated media and an overpriced legal system conspiring to develop “a
To the tune of: Those Were The Days, My Friend
: Jerry Colonna — VC, former partner of VC blogger Fred Wilson — had a wonderful tale the other day about running into a fellow VC from those good old daysand Tripod founder , Bo Peabody (with whom I served on the board of Plastic.com), and the memories it brought back:
I remember when we closed the deal to sell Geocities to Yahoo for more than $3.5 billion. I remember news of the deal began to leak out and the Times
Into the nest
: Lt. Smash, a veteran of the Iraq war, goes to the anti-war demonstrations and interviews the demonstrators. Great reading, through his eyes.
No, I decided to go to the protest because I wanted to learn what this anti-war movement is all about. Why were these people so vehemently opposed to the overthrow of a brutal dictator, and the liberation of 25 million people from under the yoke of tyranny? So I messed up my hair, didn
The Daily Oprah
: Scared ya, didn’t I?
But seriously, folks….
I just sent the letter below to Michael Powell at the FCC.
We should make a Freedom of Information request in about a week to see how many Oprah complaints they have vs. Stern complaints.