Wednesday, March 23, 2005

A waste of an evening... almost

Because of the snow, my one-hour commute took three hours tonight. Ouch.

Well, anyway, I made good use of my IRiver MP3 (recent acquisition) player. I have a little device which I found on line, that broadcasts your MP3 player's output to a radio station you set. Pretty nifty; it lets you listen in the car. (Headphones and driving don't mix, in my opinion)

During the endless traffic jam, I listened to the podcasts of KCRW interviews with Malcolm Gladwell (Blink), Marilynne Robinson (Gilead), and about half of Lawrence Lessig's Free Culture from the 'open source' free audiobook compiled by a bunch of bloggers.

The highlight was probably the Lessig, which is very well-written. Lessig's argument, also, is truly a far cry from the simplistic 'Free Napster' type of argument that I'd kind of expected. People who are thinking about Intellectual Property issues online really ought to check it out...


Niraj said...

What is this tool, and where can I get one?

11:46 AM  
Amardeep said...


Funny, I can't find the website where I came across it anymore. It's a very cheap piece of equipment.

You can also get them at big chain stores... Somebody in this discussion forum says he got one at Circuit City made by company called Emerson for $14.99. That sounds about right.

There is also something called the iRock.

3:42 PM  

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