Knotty Geeks Episode 08 - Revenge of the Wind

Posted by: Jeremy Reimer on Fri Dec 10 16:16:58 2010.

In this episode, the wind picks up and crashes Audacity, but thanks to the Internet, no files are lost!

We talk about:

The Macintosh owners club
Twitter Analytics
Terry’s story and how insects are related to computing
Jeremy’s adventure into print-on-demand publishing
The problem with portable gaming
Enterprise applicatons: Microsoft versus EMC versus Google
Microsoft may be old-school, but is Google boring?
David Pogue on TWIT and conflict of interest: does it matter?
Health care in the future
Corporations as people?
Terraforming the Earth

Note: This episode runs a little long, but I felt it was worthwhile to keep most of it.

Links from the show:

http://digbysblog.blogspot.com/2009/09/only-comic-can-inquire-into-such.html - Stephen Colbert and Jeffrey Toobin talk about the original ruling that made corporations "people" --

Quote:
Colbert explained that the 1886 case (Santa Clara v. Southern Pacific Railroad) that conferred 14th Amendment equal protection rights onto corporations wasn’t even in the original ruling. But when the Chief Justice made an off-hand comment that the Court wouldn’t hear an argument on whether the 14th Amendment applied to these corporations (saying, "We are all of the opinion that it does"), the court reporter wrote it into the ruling opinion, and the precedent has held ever since. And that reporter of the Supreme Court didn’t only have ties to the railroad barons, he used to run one.










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