Slashdot’s just full of good stuff on a daily basis. Today, it was filled with some tidbits that I take a particular interest in. Everything, via slashdot.
First is the fact that Wil Wright, creator of The Sims, has signed some sort of deal with FOX tv. First, reality tv, then tv based on video games that are, in fact, reality games. So, maybe, if Wil decides to create some sort of show based on The Sims, the masses would be watching virtual people with virtual lives based on a game that features virtual people with virtual lives. But seriously, Wil’s had some good ideas and he wants to change traditional ideas about entertainment. I’d like to see what he comes up with.
Secondly is the paper entitled, “Trusted Computing, Peer-to-Peer Distribution, and the Economics of Pirated Entertainment.” Mathematical formulae that describe the economics of piracy. A little heavy reading, but a little more objective than RIAA suxx0r5. Besides, it makes note of how it will be harder to stop P2P networks with the next generation of windows. Information, as the cliché goes, wants to be free.
I’d rather spend my money at Apple Music.
And finally, for everyone that has ever dated anyone else that has a blog. Part of me just says, “It’s the god damn internet, people are going to talk about what they want.” The other says, “Well, there’s that whole slander thing.” The other part just really wants a Krispy Kreme.