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Reductio Ad Absurdum: Eternal Copyright Is Crazy... But What About Today's Copyright Term?

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A ton of folks have Adrian Hon's brilliant satirical "modest proposal" for eternal copyright. If you haven't yet read it, you should. Here's a snippet: But what, I ask, about your great-great-great-grandchildren? What do they get? How can our laws be so heartless as to deny them the benefit of...
Reductio Ad Absurdum: Eternal Copyright Is Crazy... But What About Today's Copyright Term?

No Shortcuts, No Mercy: The Bloodsport Of Recruitment

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One year ago I wrote an article called “Why The New Guy Can’t Code,” about how the industry-standard process for hiring software engineers is broken, shortsighted, and counterproductive. It remains my most-read TC post. Of course, I was far from the first to say so, and even farther from the...
No Shortcuts, No Mercy: The Bloodsport Of Recruitment
A Modest Proposal To Stop The iPhone Crime Wave

Perhaps The Dumbest Idea We've Heard Yet: Nationalize Facebook

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I honestly had to read this article by Philip Howard at Slate three times to convince myself that it wasn't just a Swiftian Modest Proposal. But Howard's discussion of why it might make sense to "Nationalize Facebook" really does appear to be an honest thought experiment, even if he admits...
Perhaps The Dumbest Idea We've Heard Yet: Nationalize Facebook

FTC Chairman Leibowitz: More Privacy Could Actually Bring Bigger Revenues For Web Giants

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Privacy guidelines such as the “Do Not Track” option proposed by the Federal Trade Commission does not necessarily mean the end of the kind of targeted online ads that have brought such riches to web companies over the past decade. In fact, FTC Chairman Jon Leibowitz says, more privacy on...
FTC Chairman Leibowitz: More Privacy Could Actually Bring Bigger Revenues For Web Giants

Modest Proposal: Going Piracy Neutral

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Here's an amusing one out of the UK. Nick Henderson has created something of a Swiftian "modest proposal" for people who feel guilty about infringement. Modeled after the idea of carbon offsets to become "carbon neutral," he suggests a process for becoming "piracy neutral," which is that if you happen...
Modest Proposal: Going Piracy Neutral

LG's 65-inch 4K display, eyes-on

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With Mobile World Congress about a month away, there wasn't a peep about new smartphones at today's LG press conference. The company was all about TV -- well, TV and smart appliances, we guess. But we couldn't help but be enamored with the giant TV sets, the company showed...
LG's 65-inch 4K display, eyes-on

Harvard Professor's Modest Proposal: Starve the Gazans into Having Fewer Babies

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Harvard Professor's Modest Proposal: Starve the Gazans into Having Fewer Babies

Thinking about how to rebuild OpenID on top of OAuth 2.0

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I mentioned this idea back in March when I was working on an early draft of OAuth 2.0. The past few days I've actually started to write a modest proposal. Quoting from http://openidconnect.com/: Did you know that OpenID was last updated in 2007? Since then we've seen OAuth 1.0 and...
Thinking about how to rebuild OpenID on top of OAuth 2.0

Who's On First? (A Modest Proposal To Solve The Problem with First- and Third-Party Marketing)

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Early last month I wrote a piece entitled Do Not Track Is An Opportunity, Not a Threat. In it I covered Microsoft’s controversial decision to incorporate a presumptive “opt out of tracking” flag in the next release of its browser, which many in the ad industry see as a major blow...
Who's On First? (A Modest Proposal To Solve The Problem with First- and Third-Party Marketing)

The final frontier? Trillion-dollar plan to build Starship Enterprise

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US engineer unveils ambitious, if unfeasible, proposal to build spaceship from original Star Trek series over two decadesIn its time, the original Star Trek series has inspired many inventions – the flip-open mobile phone (based on the crew's communicators), handheld medical diagnostics (based on its tricorder) – but now an...
The final frontier? Trillion-dollar plan to build Starship Enterprise

Now That Taxis Will Have Cellphone Charging Stations, So Should Everyone Else

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Today, Nissan revealed a prototype for its new-fangled NV200 van, which was selected by the New York City Taxi and Limousine Commission last year to transform existing fleets with the "Taxi of Tomorrow." The cabs will feature a "low-annoyance horn," more leg room, a skylight, odor-reducing fabric, and sliding doors...
Now That Taxis Will Have Cellphone Charging Stations, So Should Everyone Else

It's Time For eBay To Make A Bid For Groupon (EBAY, GRPN)

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eBay has had a fantastic run lately, as CEO John Donahoe has pulled off the unlikely feat of turning around an Internet giant. Its stock is up about 50 percent this year. Groupon, meanwhile, has seen its stock crater by two-thirds. So here's a modest proposal: Having turned around eBay,...
It's Time For eBay To Make A Bid For Groupon (EBAY, GRPN)

Time Warner Cable CEO's response on Aereo: Yeah, we could do that

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Time Warner Cable CEO Glenn Britt is thinking about delivering over the air television to consumers via the internet. The CEO of the nation’s second largest cable provider told the Washington Post in an interview Thursday that he found Aereo’s actions “interesting,” and something his company might consider. From the...
Time Warner Cable CEO's response on Aereo: Yeah, we could do that
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