One of the less known internet radio streams supported by ABC is a series of shoutcasts of their free to air popular radio stations. The following links can be used to listen on iTunes and other non-windows of flash based music player clients.
Feel the magic first-hand: Episode 20 streams live at 2pm Eastern.
(Via kung fu grippe.)
“Here’s a short video I recorded for The Guardian called “Every Pirate Wants to Be an Admiral,” in which I lay out the case for a less-restrictive copyright as better for culture.”
(Via Boing Boing.)
If I were a journalism professor, I might be tempted to use this lovely set of journalism warning labels, designed by British comedian Tom Scott, as a teaching tool—encouraging my students to go through various media sources and slap these puppies on the worst offenders. Or—in a moment of deep misanthropy—using them as grading stickers on assignments.
However you wish to use them, the stickers are pretty fabulous. Helpfully, Scott provides a PDF link that will allow you to print off a set super easy.
(Via Ferris Jabr)
(Via Boing Boing.)
More mysteries solved. In May of 2000 Diana Janssen and I rounded off our memories of the Millennium by recalling some of the magic that has gone into Media Network from its start in 1981 until the 1000 edition. That included the incident with George Wood and why people arrived outside my house at the start of the first Gulf War. We ended the show with a review of the (currently) defunct Worldspace system, concluding then that this was a very expensive way to listen to international broadcasting. Although I hear stories of all kinds of rescue plans in 2010, I think the window of opportunity has closed on the Worldspace system. To illustrate this podcast, a photo of us both taken around the same period. It was a case of the bald and the beautiful, although on that photo its the other way round.
(Via Media Network Vintage Vault.)
Big ad buy from Adobe; I see these new spots on Ars Technica, Engadget, and The New York Times.
Update: They’ve also purchased full-page ads in the print editions of major newspapers. Here’s the ad (PDF). I think it comes across as passive aggressive.
(Via Daring Fireball.)
When some readers of Entertainment Weekly open their magazines next month, they will discover characters from US television programmes speaking to them from a wafer-thin video screen built into the page.
The marketing experiment – which is being conducted by CBS, the US broadcaster, and Pepsi, the soft drinks maker – recalls the fantasy newspapers of the Harry Potter films and works much like a singing greetings card, with the video starting once a reader turns the appropriate page.
The cost of the full-motion video ad was not disclosed, but it will be far more expensive than traditional print ads, according to executives familiar with the technology, developed by a US company called Americhip.
I bet if this catches on, people will just stop the video as soon as it starts playing.
(Via Dvorak Uncensored.)