Now there are some people who think I am unduly harsh on Google, especially regarding their goals in music or as they might say, information written in that primitive code. I can’t help noticing that those who think this do not appear to have been on the receiving end of Google’s desire to organize that […]
Faza notes that there’s some spew out there that would take yet another approach to defining the file barter problem out of existence by proposing that we accept the conclusion that file bartering is “dead”. I’m reminded of the great moral philosopher, Chico Marx, who proposed that we accept another conclusion: Will you believe me […]
One of our absolute favorite illustrators, Colleen Doran, the genius behind A Distant Soil lays it down in an interview with another one of our favorite people, Patrick Ross, the Studs Terkel of our business. (A Distant Soil has been on our recommended list so long no one can remember when it wasn’t.)
Staff Picks: Colin Munroe Emilie Simon Amanda Abizaid Kelly Samia M.T.L. Porcelaintoy
Français Canadian novelist John Degen has an excellent post on more anti-artist hysteria coming from the University of Ottawa and in particular from the very well-funded web of the very well-funded Michael Geist. In “Lessons in Headline Writing” John Degen calls out the latest and greatest by Geist in which Geist tries to gin up […]
One of the gamechangers this year in the music business is the alliance of unions representing workers in the entertainment industry. The same is true in Canada, of course, and we’re looking forward to ACTRA and the Canadian Labour Congress. Billboard reports that Randy Bachman, the legendary Canadian guitarist, had this to say in the […]
Oh, this is going to be funny. In theaters EVERYWHERE October 1. Just wait for “The Mind Of God: Sharing is a Bitch”–Summer 2011.
Unscientific Readers Poll: 43% say online advertising servers should be held responsible for selling ads to pirate websites and sharing the revenue with pirates because advertisers don’t want to support theft. Damn the Science!
From I am a designer–a manifesto see also AIGA.ORG
Staff picks: The Klaxons You and Me At Six Dam Mantle Wendy Colonna Mark Ronson & The Business International