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Archive for June, 2015

How a file format brought an industry to its knees

Engadget by Mona Lalwani
MP3. It’s the format that revolutionized the way music’s been consumed since the late ’90s. When Karlheinz Brandenburg, a German acoustics engineer, discovered that an audio file could be compressed down to one-twelfth of its original size without di…
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How Music Got Free

“How Music Got Free” by Steven Witt

Most of us who lived through the end of the compact disc era and the rise of the MP3 era think we already know the story behind how music went from an incredibly profitable medium to one whose economic future seems to be in continual peril. It goes something like this: CDs were ridiculously lucrative…

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What is Code?

An epic piece by Paul Ford. I’ll just pick one fun quote because why not.

There are 11 million professional software developers on earth, according to the research firm IDC. (An additional 7 million are hobbyists.) That’s roughly the population of the greater Los Angeles metro area. Imagine all of L.A. programming. East Hollywood would be for Mac programmers, West L.A. for mobile, Beverly Hills for finance programmers, and all of Orange County for Windows.

What do you think front end developers would occupy? I can’t tell if it’s the shed in the back of the Chick-fil-a on Sunset Blvd or half the dang town.

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