Mimsy Were the Borogoves

Mimsy Were the Technocrats: As long as we keep talking about it, it’s technology.

42 Astoundingly Useful Scripts and Automations for the Macintosh

Work faster and more reliably. Add actions to the services menu and the menu bar, create drag-and-drop apps to make your Macintosh play music, roll dice, and talk. Create ASCII art from photos. There’s a script for that in 42 Astounding Scripts for the Macintosh.

History becomes copyrighted

Jerry Stratton, August 30, 2005

Similar to the Muppets issue I wrote about earlier, “Eyes on the Prize”, a historical work on the Civil War created in 1987, ran into trouble when its time-limited licenses ran out and people wanted to watch this history on DVD. In Licensing our history, Ken Fisher writes:

The situation is one that should concern many historians and those who look to history for learning. Eyes on the Prize, for example, is not a for-profit work. Its use is entirely educational, and yet copyright holders have a tremendous amount of say in what can and cannot be used. What will the history of the early 21st century look like if most film, music, images, and writing are all copyrighted and locked down until the middle of the 22nd century?

In response to Muppets DVD falls to copyright issues: The Muppets DVD cuts several scenes, almost all of which are musical scenes.