As my faithful reader knows I decided to sell some prints of my images to raise money for charity. I did this with much trepidation but decided that the chance of adding to the Common Good was more important than any discomfort I felt with selling the photos. I had a few internal arguments: What [more]
On Black Friday (the day after US Thanksgiving) weekend according to the Washington Post there was approximately US$52.4 Billion ($52,400,000,000) spent in the US. According to a CBS News Article that was an average of $399 per shopper. If each person was to give 1% to charity that would be US$524 Million ($524,000,000).
I recently read an article on Wired.com (http://www.wired.com/threatlevel/2011/02/sony-lawsuit-factory/) that Sony is suing to stop people from posting instructions on how to modify a PlayStation 3 to be able to play additional games. By additional games I do not mean just pirated games, but also home brew games. I value intellectual property and keeping piracy down, but also think that stifling the ability to use hardware as you see fit is a bad thing.