Monday, June 16, 2008

A new way of thinking

I'm a techno guy, in case you hadn't already figured that out. One of the things I enjoy about tech stuff is the constantly changing face of it. There's always something new coming out or a new way to think about things. That's almost always good - except when technology is used by the unscrupulous to carve deeper into your wallet. Take for example the recent decision by the Associated Press. You remember them - newspapers across the country have bought their stories and published them for decades. With the advent of the internet and technology, however, fewer people are purchasing newspapers since people now typically get their news online. The AP decided getting their slice isn't enough. Now, they desire to get paid if you link to their stories no matter of you're a news service or a blogger (like me! It's reminiscent of the Recording Industry and Movie Industry, but that's a blog for another post. )The Washington Post has a response to this new ideology: BAN THEM! The Washington Post will no longer link to the AP stories, quote from them or cite them in any manner (Here's the link to their story). Maybe hitting them in their pocket book will help them see the light!

While we're on the subject of technology, did you happen to see that iPhone 2.0 is coming out on July 11th? And it has my favorite feature - GPS (one of the reasons I choose the Blackberry oer the iPhone in the first place!).

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