In a recent discussion of why his newspaper business is failing, Dow Jones Chief Executive Les Hinton called Google a 'digital vampire." Presumably, this makes the Wall Street Journal
and other Dow Jones publications zombies, because their antiquated business models amount to a dead man walking.
"[Google] didn't actually begin life in a cave as a digital vampire per se. The charitable view of Google is that the news business itself fed Google's taste for this kind of blood."
By offering its content free on the Web, the newspaper industry "gave Google's fangs a great place to bite," he continued. "We will never know what might have happened had newspapers taken a different approach."
Boy I'm gonna be pissed if this is just another stealth marketing campaign for True Blood
WSJ publisher calls Google "Digital Vampire" (Crains NY, via Siva V.)
Artist Carson Davis Brown creates rogue art installations, and his latest work in progress does not disappoint: unsanctioned bananas the building lobbies.
A perfect storm of factors led to photographer Jacob Peters shooting the wrong marriage proposal at a remote romantic overlook.
Musicless Musicvideo’s Mario Wienerroither strips down A-Ha’s 1980s anthem “Take On Me” and adds in appropriate sound effects. The result is rather strange and ominous. Here’s the beloved original:
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