RexLinks 11.16.10: Jim Henson, Copy-Right & Wrong, Get off My Lawn

RexLinks are items I’ve bookmarked to share using Google Reader during the past 24 hours:

  • Jim Henson’s Time Piece [1965] – I can’t believe I’ve never seen this puppet-less short that received an Oscar nomination. Thanks, YouTube.
  • Geeks and Tweaks: What Computer Programming Contests Can Teach Us About Innovation | NYTimes.com – Key quote: “We should consider changing copyright to make it more like patent. If you improve my novel — say, by reworking it into an appealing screenplay — then you should be able to publish what you’ve done, so long as your changes are substantial. But I should also get paid for what I’ve contributed. In short, we should have a system where the Tweaker’s work also benefits the Pioneer.”
  • Internet bloggers’ uncrafted output completely self-serving | Tennessean.com – Confession: It makes me nostalgic for 2004 when I read such a rant as this, from a Vandy profess of philosophy, against blogs. The more he rants, the more I want to give him a hug, pat him on the back, and say: “You know this is going to end up being posted on the Tennessean’s Reader Opinion Blog, don’t you?” My favorite line from it is this, “Mun­dane expe­ri­ences, inco­her­ent reflec­tions and igno­rant the­o­ries can be adver­tised to the world.” Yes, that about sums up my blog.
  • Abusus non tollit usum, Vanderbilt professor. Abusus non tollit usum. Not everything that is published is drivelu2014across all mediums. Are we saying something is more intrinsically valuable and less full of shit if it is bound?

  • Abusus non tollit usum, Vanderbilt professor. Abusus non tollit usum. Not everything that is published is drivelu2014across all mediums. Are we saying something is more intrinsically valuable and less full of shit if it is bound?

  • No, I think he’s saying he’s actually a writer for The Onion who sent a letter to the Tennessean. Or, at least it seems that way to me. There used to be a time when I’d actually spend time responding to a post like that. However, now I just find them quaint.

  • No, I think he’s saying he’s actually a writer for The Onion who sent a letter to the Tennessean. Or, at least it seems that way to me. There used to be a time when I’d actually spend time responding to a post like that. However, now I just find them quaint.

  • No, I think he’s saying he’s actually a writer for The Onion who sent a letter to the Tennessean. Or, at least it seems that way to me. There used to be a time when I’d actually spend time responding to a post like that. However, now I just find them quaint.

  • No, I think he’s saying he’s actually a writer for The Onion who sent a letter to the Tennessean. Or, at least it seems that way to me. There used to be a time when I’d actually spend time responding to a post like that. However, now I just find them quaint.

  • No, I think he’s saying he’s actually a writer for The Onion who sent a letter to the Tennessean. Or, at least it seems that way to me. There used to be a time when I’d actually spend time responding to a post like that. However, now I just find them quaint.

  • Oh that would be an elaborate and brilliant sarcasm tactic. It wouldn’t be the first time I didn’t pick up on something like that though. I emailed him to verify.