TCLP 2010-03-24 Rant: I Am Not a Pirate

This is a feature cast, an episode of The Command Line Podcast.

In the intro, a correction on the rant (I recorded it previously) based on further explanation by Cory in the Lab Out Loud interview about price discrimination and demand elasticity. Also, Happy Ada Lovelace Day. As pledged, I’ve written a blog post for the day. I also share a badge update. And thanks go to new monthly donor, Andrew.

Listener feedback this week is from an anonymous correspondent agreeing with my thoughts on the Apple developer license. Also, David shares another vim/eclipse plugin and Jed and John share their thoughts in response to the Inner Chapter of Tools.

The hacker word of the week this week is fandango on core.

The feature this week is a rant entitled, I Am Not a Pirate. (Although big content is starting to agree though for very different reasons.) Mostly this is in response to Ars Technica’s ad blocking experiment, in particular my friend Nuri’s thoughts on that story. I mention Mike Masnick, of Techdirt, who champions a model he calls connect with fans plus reason to buy. I also mention Flattr and the recent roundtable on free content versus paying the author on The Secret Lair podcast. I also refer to ideas explained by Cory Doctorow on an episode of the Beyond the Book podcast.


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