Kultur-Technologie Podcasts

Wer es noch nicht weiß: Telepolis ist immer lesenswert. Momentan findet sich dort ein ausführlicher und sehr gelungener Artikel zum Thema Podcasting und den Folgen dieser Technologie auf die Musik-Szene und insbesondere -industrie. Schon im Eingang spricht mir der Autor aus der Seele: …Das Formatradio als Allheilmittel für die Quote und als Beschaller der Massen, … Read moreKultur-Technologie Podcasts

Kill Bill’s Browser

There has been quite some motion recently talking about web browsers and why switching from Microsoft’s “blue e” to some other browser like Mozilla, Firefox or, perhaps sooner or later Flock, some browser which is more up-to-date, more compliant to recent standards and technologies, more secure and perhaps more usable than MS Internet Explorer ever … Read moreKill Bill’s Browser

GNU/Solaris gaining speed

Quite some time has passed since SUN Microsystems announced to release core components of their Solaris operating under an open-source compatible licensing, thus opening doors wide for the Open Source community to adopt the system and create “open soure Solaris” distributions. Now the first downloadable version of Nexenta is here. Though being called “alpha 1” … Read moreGNU/Solaris gaining speed

cultural technology

After once again booting into the Copy4Freedom GNU/Linux Live CD this evening, I am once again ending thinking about technology and its role in culture and society and, probably this is a place as good as any for writing down some thoughts on that topic… Basically, after being into all this computer and “IT” stuff … Read morecultural technology

Patenter Irrsinn, Teil (n+1)

Na also, warum denn nicht gleich so: Wie uns gewisse Lobbyverbände seit geraumer Zeit einzureden versuchen, sind Patente auf Software, Algorithmen, Datenstrukturen und alles, was irgendwie im entferntesten damit zu tun hat, eine gute Sache. Ebenfalls eine gute Sache ist XML, im weitesten Sinne eine über Rechnersysteme und Anwendungen hinweg portable Technologie zur Beschreibung von … Read morePatenter Irrsinn, Teil (n+1)

IM is dead?

I remember quite well some years ago when slowly getting into both GNU/Linux and “the internet” as a whole bunch of interesting technologies and means of communication, I struggled quite a lot to get a really working, free-as-in-free-speech client for ICQ instant messaging system up and running. Some years later, this has changed drastically; now bunches of good, free clients are available for ICQ same as other instant messaging services, like AOL’s AIM-Service, the Yahoo! Messenger and even the infamous Microsoft Messenger that comes bundled with pretty every installation of MS Windows. So far, so good?

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