Monday, March 03, 2008

Random Goodness: DRM, Blind Hacker And GDC

Here are some articles of interest that caught my ear on the web recently.

DRM: This NY Times article discusses how some Book Publishers are dropping DRM as it isn’t stopping piracy.

http://www.nytimes.com/2008/03/03/business/media/03audiobook.html?ex=1362286800&en=0864595e7b4ffb7e&ei=5124&partner=digg&exprod=digg

Blind Hacker: Anyone who remembers the “Blue Box” era or knows anyone Phone Freaking or Spoofing should read this article in Wired about a Blind teen who has been caught for playing with the Telecoms.

http://blog.wired.com/27bstroke6/2007/12/blind-hacker-sa.html

GDC: Ray Kurzweil is a familiar name to those of us in the Blind community. However his contributions to technology don’t stop at the Kurzweil reading machines. If you want to really trip out on what Ray has done you should check out his Wiki sometime. But today I wanted to point to a blog recap of his recent Keynote speech at the Game Developers Conference.

http://blogs.electricsheepcompany.com/swords/2008/02/21/ray-kurzweil-at-gdc-2008/

I’m looking for a transcript or audio of this Keynote. If anyone finds a link please put it in the comments section below.

1 comment:

John Swords said...

Here ya go - http://www.reznation.com/podcasts/kurzweilgdc08.mp3