Follow Slashdot blog updates by subscribing to our blog RSS feed


Forgot your password?
For the out-of-band Slashdot experience (mostly headlines), follow us on Twitter, or Facebook. ×

Comment: Re:Music 60 years from now... (Score 1) 1115 1115

So please, enlighten us as to what contemporary music you think will still be played 50 years in the future.

What's that you say? it will be your favourite musician?

Foolish me for thinking it might be my favourite.

In other words, what makes you think that Lady Gaga won't be played 50 years in the future?

Comment: Re:Should Have Grown Organically (Score 1) 210 210

Meanwhile, the band across the road gets a record deal, grows faster than organically, and is playing stadiums and in debt up to their eyeballs while you're still growing a fanbase into your 30s having made a modest but steady income all the way.

Fixed that for you.

Comment: Re:The web-application-forever-trend? (Score 1) 235 235

As I see it, there are two main reasons why people want to deploy richer web apps rather than proper rich clients:

1) Ease of deployment. Anyone browsing the web must already have a web browser, and they are (despite the best efforts of certain corporations) quite highly standardised. The standards are also platform independent. Thus with a web app you can "write once, run anywhere".

2) Sandboxing: If you are trying to convince casual users to try out your service, they may be wary of installing a rich client. A web app, on the other hand, benefits from an additional layer of sandboxing that may make them more likely to give it a try.

I must say, though, I totally agree with your notion of using the right tool for the job. Things like bringing 3D to the browser (recently discussed here on /.) may not be steps in the right direction.

Comment: This will cause a chilling effect (Score 2, Interesting) 366 366

If you're doing something that is in a grey area legally, you'd better not use a proxy in case it turns out to be illegal.

In fact, you should think wice about using a proxy at all. Since we all probably commit minor crimes occasionally, accidentally.

Using a proxy now exposes you to risk, which must be weighed against the risk of not using one.

Perhaps this is aimed at preventing the establishment of ubiquitous proxy usage.


Comment: Re:Times have changed, but not prices (Score 1) 207 207

Demand for games is largely (though not completely) inelastic - dropping the price doesn't result in an equivalent increase in sales.

Most luxury items, such as computer games, have a highly elastic demand curve.

Maybe you've got some figures that show otherwise, but until I see those figures I'm going to choose not to believe your assertion that demand is inelastic.

You will have many recoverable tape errors.