Saturday, January 24, 2004
R.I.P. Helmut Newton
BlogStudio was down yesterday, thus late posting.
Can't say I liked Newton's photos, but they were distinctive and interesting. An original.
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Friday, January 23, 2004
notes from slipping acres reminds that the Diane Arbus exhibit is at SFMOMA for another 2 weeks before moving on to LA, Houston, NY, Essen Germany, London, & Minneapolis
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Thursday, January 22, 2004
"You don't get to go to war with your core customer. You have to court him."
Music & Movie thug-generals exhibiting drunken death throes anew
To tell the tale of how films get to black-market stores and shacks across every continent, from Beijing to New York City and to computer hard drives everywhere, TIME tracked the winding journey of The Last Samurai (full disclosure: Warner Bros. and TIME share the same parent company). And the trajectory confirms that movie executives are right to be alarmed. But it also shows that most of their protective acrobatics are, at best, just buying time. The harder it is to get a movie, the more pirates want it. "It's like a piece of gold," says one male American downloader. That's an unsustainable dynamic, says Eric Garland, CEO of BigChampagne, which tracks the most popular entertainment downloads...Indeed.
The title of the USA Today article is strikingly poignant: "532 John Does accused of sharing songs"
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Tuesday, January 20, 2004
Death and taxes
A tax office official in Finland who died at his desk went unnoticed by up to 30 colleagues for two days
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