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I don't know, I could swear that I had mentioned it to you before, but probably only in passing. One of the things I don't like about them is that they tend to do a lot of Flickr sets rather than actually writing out reviews, and all that does is make me want to eat pizza, without letting me know any details about that place.
Toggle Commented Nov 15, 2006 on Brooklyn Style Pizza? at Holtzbrinck Online
The NY Times had an article that was somewhat related to this that you might find interesting: http://www.nytimes.com/2006/05/29/technology/29sony.html?ei=5090&en=ad01beda086b900f&ex=1306555200&adxnnl=1&partner=rssuserland&emc=rss&adxnnlx=1149107061-yDqbU+LrtNuInRnSv0XMqg
Toggle Commented May 31, 2006 on Playstation 3 Shenanigans at Holtzbrinck Online
There's an interesting article about another economy-based Massively Multiplayer game called Roma Victor in last week's issue of Escapist Magazine - http://www.escapistmagazine.com/issue/40/3
We tend to all have certain pages that we read a lot and use this site as a way to share articles that we think are pertinent to publishing. So if there are multiple citations from the same place on the front page it just means that publication had several articles that we found interesting lately. The logos are there because we generally try to put some sort of an image with posts, it tends to help break up the blog into more manageable pieces, and logos are just the easiest thing to grab if there aren't any images that are pertinent to the article.
I found that the really fascinating part is not the offer of a digital music player, but the fact that the only business model for downloading songs is going to be subscription based. For an as yet undecided amount of money (although the article points out that most comparable services run between $5 and $15) users will subscribe to the service and be able to download any number of songs onto their device. The songs will be disabled when they stop subscribing. It seems unusual to me to only offer a subscription service - I know I shied away from such a service when installing Napster recently because if I'm spending money I would rather own the content.
The article lists the price as being somewhere between $300 and $400 and I think my problem is that I just can't see paying that much for this device, despite the fact that I desperately want one. $200 I could do, maybe even $250.