October 21, 2004

Retropod Squashed by Sony

The RetroPod was a handmade iPod case created from a vintage Sony Sports Walkman shell.

Received the following letter from Sony:

"Sony recently learned that you are selling a case for carrying an iPod personal
stereo that is made from a WALKMAN tape player. The product is being offered at your website at www.retropod.com.

Your use of casings for such a purpose is a clear infringement of the SONY and
WALKMAN marks because it is deceptive. Consumers likely will be misled and deceived into believing that Sony is somehow connected with the iPod personal stereo when in fact it is not. Moreover, they will be misled into thinking that Sony is backward in its design of products and is going away from miniaturization, as the size of the tape player housing is quite large by today's standards."

way to go Sony, clamping down on transformative recycling, nothing backward thinking about that...

via PeterALopez

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October 14, 2004

Bush, Ferrets, and Gary Busey

This great flash animation called Leave It To Bush! is another amazing re-editing of the Resident's speeches, this time as half of the dialogue in the animation. The other half is samples of Gary Busey. And there are ferrets!! It's really good.

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October 13, 2004

Media Trips Blog

David Goldschmidt has started a new blog calledMedia trips, focusing on "media mashing." It's always good to see new enthusiastic voices gleaning the infosphere for more cool stuff...

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October 09, 2004

Help stop new draconian copyright legislation

Public Knowledge reports on and offers a peition against 2 congressional bills that would tighten copyright restrictions incredibly.This is a never-ending struggle, but let's keep up the fight.

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October 05, 2004

How do you run a convention on a record of failure?

Nice cut-up video called How do you run a convention on a record of failure?, made from footage from the Republican National Convention.

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