jueves, 17 de mayo de 2007

On-line Music

As Bob Dylan song "The Times they are a'changing", and it is time for the big music companies to adapt to this changes. Lastly, this is one of my favourites subjects, but anyway... this post is to talk about the increasing possibility to listen / buy (by legal means) music through the net. While I'm writing this post I'm listening to the Springsteen's concert you may see in the picture, through the amazing collection of concerts (more than 450!) available at Wolfgang's Vault that you may listen for free.

It is not the only option, and it is not the only service available in the net related with music. You have on-line radios (onda cero, ...) , recommender systems (mystrands, lastfm, ...), podcasts (iTunes, ...), ...

miércoles, 16 de mayo de 2007

Videogames for education

I have just read this and I'm very happy to see that I'm not the only one that see a good approach to educate through entertainment, that is to use videogames for educative applications.

I'm also very satisfied to see that, as in my previous post with comics, videogames are loosing, though veeeeeeeeeery slowly, this evil aura.

lunes, 14 de mayo de 2007

Spanish government proposes a National Prize of Comics

Bit by bit, the comic-book culture seems to be winning the respect of our society as one of the main means of expression existing nowadays.

Today, they are the last resource for Hollywood to get ideas for new films. Last step? To get a prize promoved by Spanish government.