Posts Tagged ‘1964’

1964: JB @ T.A.M.I.

August 8, 2014

1964: JB @ T.A.M.I.

There’s a new film portraying the life of entertainer James Brown. You youngsters need to see it, but after you’ve seen the 18 minute film (below) of Mr. Brown’s 1964 performance at the Teenage Awards Music International Show at the Santa Monica Civic Auditorium.

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The Beatles DC Concert, 1964

February 11, 2014

The Beatles DC Concert 1964

At Noon on February 11, 1964, two days after their live telecast on the Ed Sullivan Show in New York, John, Paul, George and Ringo braved a snowstorm and took a train to the Nation’s Capital for a concert that night. The Beatles were seen as a menace by Washington’s barbers and the Second Coming by DC’s squealing teens.

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Kindle: Told You So

July 25, 2009

Kindle: Told You So

Told you so. Six months ago Stephanie at UrbZen pointed out the downside of the web-based Kindle digital book reader, the ability of the content provider to alter the text without warning or reader agreement.  Her concerns were echoed by Nicholas Carr.

Amazon decided to demonstrate this principle by making digital copies of George Orwell’s 1984 disappear from devices after readers had paid for and downloaded them. Could any book be more appropriate? Here’s some initial coverage:

“Orwellian Amazon kindles Big Brother fears,” Sydney Morning Herald

“Amazon’s Orwellian Instincts,” Faster Times

“Amazon Apologizes For Its ‘Big Brother’ Move on Kindle,” Switched.com

“Why did Big Brother remove paid-for content from Amazon’s Kindles?” The Guardian

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