Archive for March, 2009
This blog focuses on the concerns of hard-working ordinary people creating new companies and new ideas. They want to sell these products and services globally, but let’s face it, prosperity begins at home. Sometimes it’s hard to get up in the morning to face such injustice in the morning paper: The tarring and feathering of [...]
Courtesy of Rep. Barney Frank and the New York Times’ Dealbook: a copy of the AIG Financial Products Corporation 2008 Employee Retention Plan (aka the “AIG contract”).
I stated in the previous post that “Contracts are good.” I didn’t, however, say that contracts were sacrosanct or could never be broken (or that you can wave the word “Contract!!” like a magic wand, as if to repel the snakes from Ireland). But that is indeed the argument advanced by several media pundits as [...]
Here’s a brief update to the copyright controversy created by the text-to-speech function of the Amazon Kindle 2: I was right. Just a few days later, Amazon changed course, announcing that it will allow authors and publishers to decide on a book-by-book basis whether or not to allow text-to-speech functionality. Apart from making nice and [...]
Nathan Yergler, the Chief Technology Officer of Creative Commons, will be in Ann Arbor on Monday, March 23, 2009. Mr. Yergler will be speaking on “Why CC Matters.” The talk is open to the public and is being sponsored by Open Michigan. Monday, March 23, 2009, 11:30 am, University of Michigan Central Campus, West Hall, [...]