More Tiny Desk Concerts

The Decem­berists play a few tunes from their most recent album, The King Is Dead.

Chris Thile, of Nickel Creek fame, rocks some blue­grass.  Hold on to your faces when the second song rolls around.

From Bits to Atoms: 3D Printing and the Future of IP

A post I wrote a few months ago about the rise of desktop 3D printing has just been pub­lished to my law school’s Stu­dent Intel­lec­tual Prop­erty Society blog:

For the past few decades, copy­right law has been strug­gling with the rel­a­tively new ability for the average person to create per­fect dig­ital copies of music, videos, images, and text at effec­tively zero cost.  In the coming decades, copy­right law will face an entirely new and poten­tially more har­rowing chal­lenge: the rise of the ability to create per­fect phys­ical copies of pretty much any­thing and every­thing, by anyone and everyone.

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One More Thing*

Apple launched iCloud yes­terday, which includes the “iTunes in the Cloud” ser­vice.  Apple is com­paring this to Amazon and Google’s cloud music offer­ings (see above chart pulled from Apple​.com).  PCMag has a more detailed com­par­ison chart.

When you duck out­side the warmth of the reality-dis­tor­tion field, you realize that Apple is offering a sub­stan­tially dif­ferent type of ser­vice than Amazon and Google.  It’s a little mis­leading to com­pare them on only the fac­tors Apple has detailed above.

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Want: A True Multi-Platform Game

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by-nc-sa /​ jaymiek (Flickr)

This story about how Face­book and Apple are con­necting their credit sys­tems is less inter­esting to me for that news than it is for this little nugget: the new Tom Clancy Ghost Recon game “is being released over the next years on mul­tiple plat­forms, including Face­book, mobile, con­sole and the Internet.”

I doubt this means what I want it to mean (not too much time now to research fur­ther)… but wouldn’t it be cool if it means you buy the game once and play it across all those plat­forms?  I don’t mean playing par­allel ver­sions of the same title on dif­ferent plat­forms.  I mean actu­ally playing the same game across mul­tiple mediums.

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