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The article linked below is extremely sad. I know this for a fact since I`m working in the industry that`s most affected by this sort of behavior.
And what`s particularly sad is that people all over the world who proclaim to be music lovers ignore and outright laugh at the challenges and exploitation that culture creators face.
Please read this article:
Google and Facebook are increasingly resembling “suprastates” to whom national – and perhaps international – law doesn’t apply. But if you think that replacing laws with a free-for-all leads to anything other than the strong crushing the weak, then I have a bridge to sell you.
The worst thing is not this, however. The worst thing is that, if you add all the seconds spent in watching the crap in YouTube, we could have probably ended war, hunger, global climate change, and colonize Mars and Europa by now.
To all the dear people who think copyright “monopoly” is the opposite of sliced bread, read this.
You too, tech journalists and populous of the copyleft echo chamber.
Rivalry doesn’t just cut your profits, it makes companies focus on defeating their competitors instead of differentiating their own brand. In an interview with The Guardian, Thiel said that great businesses caught up in disrupting other businesses is like a successful career focused on disrupting someone else’s career instead of doing something valuable on your own. “So why do people believe that competition is healthy?” he asks.
This post is a reminder to use the Zen TV experiment more often.
I just ran part of this experiment (watching without sound) by accident on the video below. The messaging in this video (we are a tribe, take the land, shape the world) gets a somewhat odd twist in this video. This may have well appeared on an episode of Lost, but then the staring eyes would have communicated a dangerous sect gathering their power.
The worst thing is: that’s exactly what Mozilla wanted to communicate.
I find it a bit scary, to say the least.
1) Watch TV for 10 minutes and count the technical events.
What is a technical event? We’ve all seen TV cameras in banks and jewelry stores. A stationary video camera simply recording what’s in front of it is what I will call “pure TV.” Anything other than pure TV is a technical event: the camera zooms up, that’s a technical event; you are watching someone’s profile talking and suddenly you are switched to another person responding, that’s a technical event; a car is driving down the road and you also hear music playing, that’s a technical event. Simply count the number of times there is a cut, zoom, superimposition, voice-over, appearance of words on the screen, fade in/out, etc.
2) Watch any TV show for 15 minutes without turning on the sound.
For this, I simply muted the volume on the same show and watched the remainder.
3) Watch any news program for 15 minutes without turning on the sound.
4) Watch television for one half hour without turning it on.
This experiment was first proposed by Adam Shand who seems to have taken down or buried the article.