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Submission + - Web Comics Controversies Leading into NY Con

Snotty Pippen writes: In a lot of dot-connecting, over at Lying in the Gutters, Rich Johnston combines a report of Business 2.0 looking into web comics and backing off, pending a big announcement from DC with of their VPs appearing at web comics panel at the New York Comic Con. At the same time, a college prof says DC should be making $4 million online and people are pissed at the Comic Con web comic speaker selection. A little further down in the column, Comixpress seems to be having issues paying people, too.
The Almighty Buck

Submission + - General Aviation System in Jeopardy

robwmc writes: I'm not sure how many here on /. are pilots but the Bush administration evidently want to make that number decline. The new budget calls for charging user fees for access to airspace, raising the aviation fuel tax to $0.70 per gallon and raising fees for everything related to being a GA pilot. Take a look at one of the various articles on the AOPA website.

The AOPA has worked very hard for keeping the system "fair" for the average Joe to keep the cost of flying affordable for the general public.
Games

The History of Electronic Arts 65

Gamasutra is running an extensive article today on the long history of Electronic Arts. Starting all the way back with the days of Trip Hawkins, they move through the days of Madden, Nintendo, small studio purchases and, of course, the Sims. There's also an a whole series of images associated with the article, letting you look back and chuckle about the cover art of games from the past. The article concludes: "Art and commerce have always been uneasy bedfellows, and nowhere is that tension more evident than in the world of video games. Perhaps after looking at the history of Electronic Arts we may have some insight into that hot point of ignition where business and inspiration combine to create cutting edge games. As Trip Hawkins explained, 'Entrepreneurship is a creative art form. Like other creative people, we do it because we have to do it. We have no choice but to express ourselves in this way. But of course like all artists we are optimists, so we believe good things will come ... It is not about making money, it is about making a difference.'"

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