Archive for May, 2010

An interview with Patawardhan

By Avinash T.R. (From the Bodisathva blog) Avinash Sorab: As I am concerned with an alternative tradition of documentary film making in India I have noticed lot of similarities in style (particularly in the interviews of War and Peace) with the documentary of Marcel Ophuls The Sorrow and the Pity (1969) in French. What is […]

Slate: The Digital Download Is Dead

How Google’s music-streaming venture will change the gadget and entertainment worlds forever. By Farhad Manjoo While the iPod has come to symbolize the digital music age, it’s iTunes that’s allowed Apple to control the musical marketplace. iTunes has a nice interface, it’s easy to learn, and it’s ubiquitous—it ships with every Mac, and it’s one […]

New York Times: Imagine YouTube for Traders

By David Carr For half an hour last Thursday afternoon, CNBC was the most exciting place on television. Watching Erin Burnett and Jim Cramer try not to freak out — they acquitted themselves nicely — while the market tumbled like a drunken rag doll down a long staircase was amazing television. The rest of the […]

New York Times: In Mobile Age, Sound Quality Steps Back

By Joseph Plambeck At the ripe age of 28, Jon Zimmer is sort of an old fogey. That is, he is obsessive about the sound quality of his music. A onetime audio engineer who now works as a consultant for Stereo Exchange, an upscale audio store in Manhattan, Mr. Zimmer lights up when talking about […]

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