Archive for October, 2007

Copyrights on the web

Saturday, October 20th, 2007

Yeah, I’m not a lawyer, and this is a US-centric view, so don’t take this as any attempt at legal advice whatsoever.
The concept of copyright on the web is not identical to traditional concepts of copyright. The closest reference is software copyrights. When software was first sold to consumers, the closest analogue was […]

Why programmers don’t write novels

Monday, October 1st, 2007

1st edition
Book has three chapters, 255 blank pages, and the words “The End” on the final page.
The book has two new chapters.
The book has six chapters, and the protagonist is female.
Eight chapters, and the protagonist is male.
Chapter 10 is complete, but chapter 4 has been crossed out.
The first twelve chapters are done, except for chapter […]