In this installment of the Technology and the Arts podcast, we’ll share some interesting news, web sites and online resources we have come across recently, including Google’s group workspace solution, Google Sites; educational uses for YouTube; and a Tennessee bill that would require universities to crack down on media piracy or face losing state funding. Plus, we’ll talk about the demise of an early Web icon, the Netscape browser. Recorded at Crystal Diner in Lawrenceville, N.J. Hosts: Brian Kelley and John LeMasney. File size: 16.0 MB. Time: 34 min., 06 sec.
- crumb.tumblr.com – John LeMasney’s tumble log.
- bktandem.tumblr.com – Brian Kelley’s tumble log.
- Thank you, Crystal Diner in Lawrenceville, N.J., for hosting our recording session for this podcast!
- John also promotes some future talks he has coming up (as well as some that just recently took place): Brookdale Computer Users Group talk on open source software (especially GIMP, Inkscape and Scribus) and server technologies in March, Trenton Computer Festival in April, and Princeton Public Library Tuesday Tech Talk on using technology to lose weight.
- John will also be a panelist in a Rider University presentation on identity theft in April.
- John also reminds us that he and his wife are expecting their second son in May.
- In addition, John has become associated as a technology consultant for the New Jersey State Museum.
- Brian discusses a flurry of newly added Old Time Radio shows to the iTunes Store.
- Speaking of the iTunes Store, Ars Technica reports on a patent filing that may show some plans Apple has for podcasts available through the iTunes Store.
- Somewhere in England, artist Richard Box has “planted” 1,301 florescent light bulbs (pictured above; photo courtesy of Box’s project site) in a field…and they are all glowing…powered by the magnetic field generated by the power lines overhead.
- A bill proposed in the Tennessee state senate would require universities to crack down on media piracy or risk losing their state funding.
- After being the dominant Web browser in the mid-1990s, it’s time to say farewell to the Netscape browser.
- Check out the Technology and the Arts Events page.
Finally, here is a YouTube video of Christian Beach peforming “Open Spaces” at Paul’s Tavern in Lake Como, NJ, on Feb. 2, 2008. I appear from about the :35 mark to about 1:04 playing accordion (although you can only really hear it in the second verse of the song). Enjoy! – Brian