License rebels, in other words, tend to become less rebellious as their projects mature.
Via Open Source Is Old School, Says The GitHub Generation
We’re all idealists until either our own vision and ambitions become clear and/or we figure out how to make money from what they’ve created or are creating. Then we want other people to stop messing with our stuff.
Going to get on my “grumpy old man” soapbox for a moment.
All these PBS/Nick Jr/Whatever shows all talk directly to the kids watching, encouraging them to make the same physical movements the characters are as a way to get them active. Not a bad goal, of course.
But when I was a kid the shows I watched (GI Joe, He-Man, etc) encouraged me to be active by creating worlds that I wanted to make my own adventures within. Even outside of the copious amounts of action figures I had for Joe, Star Wars, Transformers and so on, I went out and ran around the open area across the street with my friends as we pretended to be Duke, Luke or whomever. We didn’t need Roadblock to tell us to move our arms (though we did need him to tell us what to do in case there was a kitchen fire), we just needed the character to be simultaneously awesome and ridiculously paper thin so we wanted to imagine more adventures for him and the rest of the team.
The government absolutely cannot restrict access to guns but it can restrict a citizen’s access to legal protections.
OK then, good to know.
What a funny, charming trailer. While I was looking forward to it based on the Sundance buzz this just became one of my Must Sees this year.
I’m a couple weeks late in pointing to some stuff that I wrote for both PN and Voce.
For Voce Nation there’s this post about how various companies are working to corner the “save for later” market with apps and tools designed to let you save things to read at a later time when you presumably have more time.
For PN I provided a POV on how the SEC has clarified how companies can use social media for material disclosure or other forward-looking financial statements. The long and short of it is there are still a lot of concerns to keep in mind but that it is possible if you adhere to some basic rules of the road.
Go read both. Now.