A Lesson from Steve

But why, some say, the moon? Why choose this as our goal? And they may well ask why climb the highest mountain? Why, 35 years ago, fly the Atlantic? Why does Rice play Texas?  …We choose to go to the moon in this decade and do the other things, not because they are easy, but […]

Did Google serve Republican Party ads on the Pirate Bay?

Here’s an interesting confluence of news stories.  First, you should read an excellent article by Jane Hamsher at Firedoglake that explains the nasty effect on a free press of Google’s commodity pricing on news. But here’s an interesting point: Google has an exclusive deal with both political parties to sell their advertising.  Remember that–exclusive deal. […]

Getting IRFA’d: Pandora Lobbyists Shakedown Continues as The National Association of Broadcasters lines up to oppose artists–again

Remember that the United States is one of a handful of countries that deny artists a performance royalty for sound recordings on broadcast radio.  Those radio stations–through their lobbyists the National Association of Broadcasters–are lined up behind Pandora on the “willing shakedown” legislation carried by Reps. Jason Chaffetz, Jared Polis and Google fanboy Senator Ron […]