James Reyes on technology, language, human progress &c.

5 Nov 2006
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DRM is dead

The Big Four record labels, still trying to hang on for dear life, have lost faith in DRM, and rightly so. For the unknowing, DRM, or Digital Rights Management, is the “protection” built into media files that cause them to … Continue reading

6 Aug 2006
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Mount Athos

Here is a cool story about Mount Athos. … Mount Athos is an Eastern Orthodox “monastic republic” and a surviving fragment of the Byzantine Empire — a fully functioning mini-state with roads, settlements and a capital city, all operating under … Continue reading