The Null Device

2000/12/12

The party may be over (or, more accurately, may be postponed indefinitely) for Ogg Vorbis; firstly, the webcasting company supporting the file format has collapsed, and now Thomson (the licensers of the MP3 patents) are making threatening noises. Mind you, the threats may be baseless, and merely intended to make potential adopters afraid of a possibly illegal or expensively licensed technology.

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It had to happen: Two memes collide, producing the Viridian Blog.

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Only five Obey Jakob T-shirts remaining. Get one today before someone else does, and your blog-scene cred will be assured.

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Oh yes; this week's Fontomas font is interesting, if you like teletextish fonts. It won't be around for long, so you know what to do.

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Postmodern irony from the most unlikely sources: Anti-American Islamic fundamentalists in Pakistan are selling T-shirts praising explosive statesman Osama Bin Laden -- alongside a Nike logo. As being associated with international terrorism may be harder to gloss over with slick ads than using sweatshop labour, Nike are not amused.

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A memory you have probably repressed: Tanya gets stuck into the Band Aid 2 Xmas record; you know, the Stock/Aitken/Waterman remake of Bob Geldof et. al.'s charity project. And to think I had forgotten most of the interchangeable S/A/W acts (Brother Beyond? Sonia?) that existed in the 80s.

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