Weekend reading IV

Holcombe Waller interview. Really great interview with the Portland OR artist with a lot of chewy ideas that really resonate with me:

“Releasing tracks iteratively feels in line with a modern, Facebook/Twitter-shaped multi-threaded experience of reality.

“Digital rights management tried to forge an economy of scarcity in the digital realm. These schemes all failed. I think in our guts we know that if there is no scarcity, imposing false scarcity is simply wicked.

“People understand the realities of working artists and value being directly involved, and knowing where their money is going. All of these factors contribute to a ‘more satisfying’ monetary offering than shelving out $15 for some plastic.”

SoundManager 2: Javascript Sound For The Web. Seriously cool stuff, now with HTML 5 support. Works on the iPad.

Lefsetz Letter » Blog Archive » The Long Haul. This. Start here. Do this.

The End of an Era in Publishing – NYTimes.com. Garrison Keillor’s totally-not-cranky swan song to the book publishing industry as we know it.

not martha — anniversary cake. Megan recounts our California experience on the 10th anniversary of us leaving Ohio. I didn’t much care for California livin’ either.