Archive for July 2007
Funny, how ideas return in this second “hype”. I can still remember letsbuyit.com, which was basically reverse-auctioning by gathering a large purchasing power in the form of a large crowd of potential buyers. eSwarms is very similar in a way, the differences seem to be in the details of the whole setup.
Now this might well unsettle Second Life: Entropia has licensed the Crytek 2 Engine. I have already written about Crytek 2 in March, it offers the most fascinating graphics I have seen in a computer game! You can click through to golem.de to see what I mean.
Funnily enough I wrote back then:
I wish second life was only nearly as realistic as anything the new cryengine can show!
Well, it looks like Entropia made the race…
Here is a good summary of the latest coup of Prince, the artist formerly known as a symbol. He just released his new album by attaching it to a newspaper in the UK. Meaning: everyone who bought the paper, also bought the CD. That should instantly catapult him into the top 10 charts. He did so before, by giving CDs to everyone who visited his concerts.
The music industry, of course doesn’t like this. But hey – do we like what the music industry does? Charging us for the inefficient logistics of carrying heavy plastic disks to a store near us, when all we want is to download a song via iTunes right in front of us?