-wringing over content and it’s viability in the grand scheme of the web in Salon.com’s article, Remember when content was king? It is totally feasible to make money, and lots of it, doing content on the web. Lots of companies are doing it. It’s just that the answer isn’t obvious, and doesn’t involve trying to mimic Vanity Fair, the New York Times, or the National Enquirer.
Archives for August 2000
that I got a machine that could handle downloading mp3s en masse, but now that I have enough space on my HD I’ve had some funny surprises. I’ve been tending to look for stuff I had on vinyl back in the day. Today I made a great find – and old song called Ici les enfants by a relatively obscure band whose most interesting recordings were done in the late 70s/early 80s, the Monochrome Set.
At the time their albums were near-impossible to find, at least on this side of the Atlantic. It meant going to a good shop, first of all, which was relatively hard to find in Ottawa (I shopped at Shake Records for years; now Pete Besserer owns the Black Tomato restaurant in Ottawa and sells records there as well), and second it meant shelling out for an import.Subsequently, it turns out, the band stayed active for many many years – but in 1982, it meant one record, seen but once in any store.
in MacInTouch that according to Steve Jobs’ keynote at Seybold today, the OS X public beta is due two weeks from tomorrow (i.e., Sept. 13).
pedantic to make this point (and hardly original, granted), but still. Do these searches not hint at a certain amount of abuse of process? Maybe that’s not the word for it. But it would be interesting if 2600 were able to sue the companies who own them. It would be an interesting needle for them to thread.