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EDITORIAL: Copyright law is out of control

You know that song? You know, the one people sing when it’s someone’s birthday? I’d sing it to you now but it turns out it’s copyrighted. That’s why the people at The Olive Garden mumble something…


The nightmare scenario of streaming TV

No live video, anywhere. It could happen. Here’s the recipe for Armageddon: First, local broadcasters start to fall when the networks stop being able to deliver full-time programming. Honestly we’re halfway into this. NBC’s well-publicized fall will be just…



Is it worth looking for a brand name?

Before 1975 or so, most people didn’t know what “generic” meant. All of a sudden, though, there was a feeling that you could “stick it to the man” by getting the same quality goods in a…


My take on the iOS icon controversy

Hey it could be worse, they could look like this. And now, the criticisms begin. After the shock of seeing that Apple can actually still innovate, the faithful have turned to analyzing the tiniest bit of…


Wait, they’re still shooting stuff in SD?

I just looked my watch, yep still 2013. That’s why I was surprised to see a show on a major network like CNBC still produced in good old standard definition. All I can say is that…


Sprint approves Softbank Merger

“My fellow Americans, our long national nightmare is over.Our Constitution works; our great Republic is a government of laws and not of men. Here the people rule.” —President Gerald R. Ford, August 9, 1974 So…


The end of broadcast TV?

TV has been around your whole life. Depending on your age, your dad may have been watching TV in the waiting room while you were being born, or it may have been on in the background…


Regular broadcast content on YouTube? Could happen

There’s pay TV, and then there’s streaming. Sometimes you’ll watch one, sometimes the other. Sometimes both at the same time. But you don’t really care how your entertainment comes to you, do you? The FCC does,…