Progresssive kilts. Utilitarian kilts. Ode to the Workman's Kilt.
And they have tye-die too!
thanks to rebecca's pocket
Here are a couple of opposites. The first link is about someone who, at his own expense, gives away (for personal use only) intellectual property. (Sounds like TestingTesting.) And the second link is about those who want to hoard and control the same.
Jacket magazine is published quarterly on the Internet in January, April, July and October. It is free. (See the importunate kangaroo, below.) It was founded by John Tranter in a rash moment in 1997, to showcase lively poetry and prose. You can't actually subscribe to the magazine - just drop by every few weeks. The old issues will still be there, and the current number will be posted piece by piece until it's full.
Do drop by.
And on the other side - the dark side:
2001 has been a bad year not just for dot-coms but also for people interested in preserving the public's right to fair use of copyright materials. From the shutdown of Napster and the DeCSS case to the prosecution of Dmitry Sklyarov, federal prosecutors and U.S. courts have acted in support of copyright interests and against the public's ability to use technology to secure fair-use rights. OpenP2P.com editor Richard Koman talked about these turns of events with Lawrence Lessig, a leading expert in Internet law and policy and a keynote speaker at the O'Reilly Conference on Peer-to-Peer and Web Services.
Zoe's wonderful pictures of Jim Bernhard's TestingTesting are up.
The musicians made it last night and the RealAudio for Jim Bernhard's TestingTesting is up. Pictures to come soon.
TestingTesting is almost ready. The bread is rising in the loaf pans. It will be out just before the show. The cake is ready for frosting (it's TestingTesting's third birthday celebration tonight). The sound board is set up and the furniture rearranged. Now all we need are the musicians! They should be here around 6:30, the streaming should start around 6:50, and the show starts at 7pm (pacific).
...It's possible to spend days and weeks online without ever seeing an ad -- if you don't count the email spam (delete, delete). Many sites have no sponsors, yet are drawing an audience. How do they make money? They don't. They are labors of love, created on nights and weekends by people deeply, often obsessively interested in their subject matter. Think about it this way. You know those horses and bison on the cave walls in places like Lascaux and Altamira? Can you imagine this conversation with one of the Neolithic artists who created them?
"Nice execution Gork, but who's bankrolling this site? I mean, have you lined up investors yet? Any backers? And what about sponsors? Do you have a business plan at all?"
"Duh. Gork not think of that. Gork guess he get busboy job down at Wooly Mammoth Burgers..."
Gotta go. Back to painting some more bison...er, getting ready for TT.