As the US prepares to default on its debt, the resulting economic spiral will punish a lot of people. We need to start thinking about how we can avoid this and take matters into our own hands.
The folks in Ottawa have been dying to figure out an ‘innovative’ way to bail out Canada’s biggest media companies (besides the CBC, of course) without creating a massive voter backlash. With that in mind, another hairbrained scheme has materialized: spending taxpayer money on advertising (story details are pasted below). The absurdity of this plan is laughable for a number of reasons: I normally try […]
In the US, TV broadcasters have officially filed their opposition to any plan to leverage available ‘white space’, or unused broadband wireless airwaves for public use. They argue that transmitting wireless broadband on white spaces could interfere with TV signals. Original story here. I’m not an expert in this field, but the claim that airwaves will interfere with broadcasters doesn’t make a lot of sense. […]
rabble.ca has a beta site that is about to be finalized. Check here for details rabble is one of Canada’s leading independent news and media information sites and if you don’t follow their content, you may want to. They’ve drawn in talent from across the country (and occasionally, the globe) and their authors and journalists have an exceptional reputation. rabble is the tip of the […]