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Entries from December 26th, 2005

DIY culture

December 26th, 2005 Comments Off on DIY culture

Nice summary of points from one of the speakers at a recent ICA event. * The concepts of a ‘mainstream’ and an ‘underground’ are laid to rest by networked culture. There are only open and closed networks. Everything is flat. * Top down control structures (like major labels) are unable to assure quality control in […]


Excel Drum Machine

December 12th, 2005 Comments Off on Excel Drum Machine

A drum machine that runs in . . . . . Excel. Yes, Microsoft Excel. Download the ZIP, put the DLL in the /WINDOWS directory, grab the drum samples. Then rock on.


Google Print Podcast from OpenSource Radio

December 9th, 2005 Comments Off on Google Print Podcast from OpenSource Radio

If you have a long journey home then download this great 1hr podcast on the Google book project. It is a good discussion and covers some essential areas around the privatisation of knowledge and the Copyright conflict over Google’s activities.