Follow-Up: BBC Caves on iPlayer – Linux Support Added

Looks like the BBC buckled under backlash from bloggers (say that 20 times fast). They’ll be offering their iPlayer in Mac and Linux flavors I talked about what a crock they had begun to simmer with a Windows only version a few weeks ago. Glad to see that they have understood that the benefits outweigh the caveats many times over. It’s much like standards compliant web pages…you only limit yourself by making your page non-compliant…because it won’t display in all … Continue Reading →


Linux, the BBC and Your Rights

Imagine a world where you were told how to think, feel, and act. You were told what to buy…told what not to buy. Having trouble imagining these things? Maybe I can help. Check out a short story I wrote on the subject of Digital Rights Management (DRM). We’re not as far off as you may imagine. Websites we visit tell us what browsers we must use to visit. Software tells us what operating system we must use to install it. … Continue Reading →