This is news cast 179.
In the intro, a quick review of J.C. Hutchins and Jordan Weisman’s new book launching this Tuesday and more details on how you can contribute to my upcoming anniversary show and possibly even win a prize for doing so. Visit J.C.’s site for more details about his work and for the prequel novella he is podcasting for a taste of what to expect in the novel. The reason I am reviewing this book, other than the fact that I am friends with one of the authors, is that Jordan Weisman is a giant in the gaming industry, largely responsible for fleshing out the genre of Alternate Reality Games but going all the way back to table top and RPG games and having worked with video games and some very recognizable franchies. PE:DA includes an ARG that ties in with the very compelling psychological thriller that is the novel itself.
In this week’s news gathering support for native media support in HTML5, Knuth speaks out against software patents, the EFF launches a terms of service change tracker, and a dreaded intellectual monopoly for fashion bill is resurrected including a form you can use to lodge your complaint and even an email address of a House Judiciary Committee member looking for feedback.
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