What’s So Bad About SOPA?

December 15, 2011

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How SOPA Changes Current Law SOPA has been making the rounds of headlines across the internet and print media this last couple weeks.  It is a bill to criminalize “illegal” content online.  So, someone posts a snippet of a song owned by a record company on your website, and you are now a criminal.  You […]

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Desktop: “The report of my death was an exaggeration”

August 31, 2011

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In the past year I have listened to a chorus of mobile device users telling the rest of the world how everyone will soon be getting rid of their desktop computer.  The rest of the world usually does a good job of not responding.  Whether it’s because they are insecure about their own understanding of […]

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Android vs. Ubuntu – An open letter to Mark Shuttleworth

August 19, 2011

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Dear Mr. Shuttleworth, The news of Google’s acquisition of Motorola’s mobile business is a potential game changer for the mobile computing market.  The reasons Google made this purchase were obvious; they needed an arsenal of patents to fight the illegitimate battles of the patent wars to protect Android.  As I have described in my previous […]

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Does Intellectual Property Need a Redesign?

July 25, 2011

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“The secret to success is to own nothing, but control everything.” — Nelson Rockefeller The Patent Problem Patent law in the United States has always been framed with the intent to promote innovation.  Because there has generally been a large amount of capital required to produce such innovations as the railroad, the airplane and modern […]

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Why a Devout Capitalist Loves Free Software

July 11, 2011

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When I first began using Linux as my primary operating system, I did so to try to solve some problems I was having with Microsoft Windows.  My computer had begun to feel like it was not under my control.  Updates were being downloaded and installed during inopportune times and they were requiring me to completely […]

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