RE: Steven Martin

Jenny Offill talks to the director of Theremin about unresolved passion and the sound of spooky.
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Dueling Over Digital Music Rights

Since the first MP3 file hit the Net, software companies, consumers, and the record industry have struggled to hash out the rules of the game for online music.
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Paper your walls with loudspeakers

Hi-fi buffs wondering how to fit wardrobe-sized loudspeakers into a tiny flat can take heart from a new type of speaker developed by scientists at SRI International in Menlo Park, California. Described in the Journal of the Acoustical Society of America1, the loudspeaker is lightweight, cheap, and just half a centimetre thick. It can be hung on the wall like a poster.
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Student fans of Napster, a popular service that allows Internet users to exchange personal MP3 music files, are signing a petition meant to stop universities from banning the service without giving students their say.

Continue reading Student fans of Napster, a popular service that allows Internet users to exchange personal MP3 music files, are signing a petition meant to stop universities from banning the service without giving students their say.

The fascinating developments in the DVD DeCSS affair have been reported from several angles. However, two points of view seem to have emerged to the exclusion of other important realities.

Continue reading The fascinating developments in the DVD DeCSS affair have been reported from several angles. However, two points of view seem to have emerged to the exclusion of other important realities.

MPAA president Jack Valenti has never downloaded an MP3, but he could have a huge impact on the future of online entertainment.

Continue reading MPAA president Jack Valenti has never downloaded an MP3, but he could have a huge impact on the future of online entertainment.

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