How hard can you beat digital music until it’s all underground? Slashdot has this post on the “future of digital music,” pointing to a pretty comprehensive article and report on NPR about the turbulent state of on-line radio broadcasting and a study that says consumers are hesitent to buy digital music on-line, noting that current […]
Archive | August, 2001
More evidence of the media’s infamous liberal bias? Broadcasting and Cable reports that ABC Radio has given right-wing FOX News commentator Sean Hannity a “big-ticket multi-year syndication deal. For those not prone to much TV watching, or not watching FOX News, see this Focus on the Family interview with Hannity to get a better picture […]
Nielsen says that there’s half a billion people on-line worldwide. Clearly, that’s an important milestone, though I’m not sure what the larger meaning is. One thing you can extrapolate is that only 1/12 (8.3%) or so of the world’s population is on-line. Suddenly, a big number becomes small. How does this compare to radio listenership?
FCC’s Most Liberal Commissioner to Leave The FCC announced yesterday that Commissioner Gloria Tristani, a Democratic Clinton appointee, will be leaving the Commission on Sept. 7. This gives Bush the rare opportunity to completely rework the FCC, appointing all 5 commissioners, two of whom must be Democrats. Which is also why it is unfortunate, since […]
Infoworld says: ‘Parasitic grid’ wireless movement may threaten telecom profits; I say: so be it. By ‘parasitic grids’ they mean free community networks using wireless ethernet to connect any user to the Internet via generous users’ DSL, cable modem, or fatter connections. Of course, as I’ve stated here before, I think that’s a good idea, […]