Here’s an interesting TED talk on learning that also has an element of how the world is changing as a global entity. Lots of exciting stuff in the future, eh?
If you’re interested in piracy and the business of indie publishing then I think it’s important you read David Lowery’s response to a letter written by a young kid who admits to (brags of?) downloading all her music from free sites (you can read the original post via a link in the response). It’s a great note. I read it several days ago and have been thinking about it ever since. Some key points that I think need to be brought out.
I think it’s interesting that:
I really like the point he makes about relative costs of the music this kid downloaded and the cost of hardware and phones and data plans and internet access and whatnot. I think it’s fascinating to consider things in this fashion.
I think this quote is fascinating to think about:
Congratulations, your generation is the first generation in history to rebel by unsticking it to the man and instead sticking it to the weirdo freak musicians!