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Creators Don’t Get to Choose Which Business Model Works

As it becomes harder and harder to attack the logic of the CwF+RtB business model, I’ve seen a lot more people reaching for a kind of compromise or balance option. It goes something like, “Okay,…Continue readingCreators Don’t Get to Choose Which Business Model Works

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Life Long Reads

Here’s the Windup

We’ve got our second test on Monday, so this week I’ve been more and more occupied with studying and preparing for that. In other words, I’m going to be less busy starting this coming Tuesday.…Continue readingHere’s the Windup

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Life Short Reads

Computer Troubles—Yay!

Tess, my five year-old desktop PC, has been throwing all kinds of conniptions over the past few months. Macheads, I see your fingers poised over the keyboard: If you are interested in purchasing Apple’s overpriced…Continue readingComputer Troubles—Yay!

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Life Long Reads

Lego’s Lost Trademark Case Is a Good Thing

My love of Lego goes back nearly as far as I can remember—Lego sets were some of the first things I saved money to buy, and one of my brother’s early sentences was him asking…Continue readingLego’s Lost Trademark Case Is a Good Thing

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Life Long Reads

Quitting: Ensuring Everybody That Matters Loses

Game modding communities thrive on the free exchange of knowledge that ranges from the developers adopting a mod-friendly attitude to the hobbyists who share their work and knowledge with comrades. The community thrives on clever…Continue readingQuitting: Ensuring Everybody That Matters Loses

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Free Culture’s Worst-Case Scenarios

Many of my budding artist friends appreciate their obscurity problem and want to share their work without the encumbrance of copyright. Yet they are worried about others using it for commercial purposes, the same fear…Continue readingFree Culture’s Worst-Case Scenarios

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Life Long Reads

Gaming’s Bigger Picture: Correcting Tim Buckey

I may not be the biggest fan of Tim Buckey’s opinions or comic, but there are so many things wrong in his latest post lambasting the “sense of entitlement” among gamers that I was compelled…Continue readingGaming’s Bigger Picture: Correcting Tim Buckey

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Seeing Past the Banner Ad

Crosbie Fitch added some good insights in response to my previous post about web advertising, noting that the internet is returning balance to communication, changing effective advertising strategies from monologues to dialogues. In addition to…Continue readingSeeing Past the Banner Ad