Notes on The Corporation

Says that it’s “grotesque” that the 14th amendment was used to give “personhood” to corporations. Idiotic.

Transfer of liability… transfer of agency…

They’re people, but not as regards intellectual property law…? Immortal…

“No soul to save, no body to incarcerate.”

Legally bound to put bottom line first?

Milton Friedman can go to hell.

Corporation is an “externalizing machine”???
– They’re saying they externalize anything but profit?

This is really dumb so far.

Says that it’s “grotesque” that the 14th amendment was used to give “personhood” to corporations. Idiotic.

Transfer of liability… transfer of agency…

They’re people, but not as regards intellectual property law…? Immortal…

“No soul to save, no body to incarcerate.”

Legally bound to put bottom line first?

Milton Friedman can go to hell.

Corporation is an “externalizing machine”???
– They’re saying they externalize anything but profit?

This is really dumb so far.

“Reformatting video is no small task, but the BBC has built a “transcoding farm” of 50 powerful…”

“Reformatting video is no small task, but the BBC has built a “transcoding farm” of 50 powerful computers that can convert 400 hours of programming a week into formats for PCs, streaming, set-top boxes and an increasing range of mobile devices.”

Why didn’t they do it on Amazon s3? Wouldn’t it be more energy efficient, environmental, and… cheaper?

The is Have It: The BBC’s iPlayer on the iPhone – Bits – Technology – New York Times Blog

“Reformatting video is no small task, but the BBC has built a “transcoding farm” of 50 powerful computers that can convert 400 hours of programming a week into formats for PCs, streaming, set-top boxes and an increasing range of mobile devices.”

Why didn’t they do it on Amazon s3? Wouldn’t it be more energy efficient, environmental, and… cheaper?

The is Have It: The BBC’s iPlayer on the iPhone – Bits – Technology – New York Times Blog

Interesting addition to Google search results… I’m…

Interesting addition to Google search results… I’m always afraid these will disappear the next time I use Google… that I’m just one of their guinea pigs. Like that GREAT “Open in Google Docs »” link in Gmail. I want that back, Google.

Interesting addition to Google search results… I’m always afraid these will disappear the next time I use Google… that I’m just one of their guinea pigs. Like that GREAT “Open in Google Docs »” link in Gmail. I want that back, Google.

New York Times Graphics Director Steve Duenes

“bill and melinda recently reread those pieces, and said that it was the second piece in the series, about bad water and diarrhea killing millions of kids a year, that really got them thinking of public health. Great! I was really proud of this impact that my worldwide reporting and 3,500-word article had had. But then bill confessed that actually it wasn’t the article itself that had grabbed him so much — it was the graphic. It was just a two column, inside graphic, very simple, listing third world health problems and how many people they kill. but he remembered it after all those years and said that it was the single thing that got him redirected toward public health.”

Talk to the Newsroom: Graphics Director Steve Duenes — The New York Times

“bill and melinda recently reread those pieces, and said that it was the second piece in the series, about bad water and diarrhea killing millions of kids a year, that really got them thinking of public health. Great! I was really proud of this impact that my worldwide reporting and 3,500-word article had had. But then bill confessed that actually it wasn’t the article itself that had grabbed him so much — it was the graphic. It was just a two column, inside graphic, very simple, listing third world health problems and how many people they kill. but he remembered it after all those years and said that it was the single thing that got him redirected toward public health.”

Talk to the Newsroom: Graphics Director Steve Duenes — The New York Times