Seth Godin asks: Is a photo of a Magritte painting better than the original?
At right, one of my favorite pieces of art, Magritte's The Silent Captive. Is this a painting of a painting? A picture of a painting of a painting? Or simply an idea, visualized?
Seth wraps up with "When the idea is famous enough, what is the original, anyway?" Hehe... BTW I must tell you Seth is one of my favorite new bloggers. New to me, anyway. Subscribed!
Kottke: the Work of Art in the age of Mechanical Reproduction. "Last year, Greenheart Games released a game called Game Dev Tycoon in which you run a company that makes video games. As an experiment, they secretly released a cracked version of the game for pirates to download...with one small difference: players in the cracked version would always go bankrupt because of piracy issues." I love it. Be sure to check out their message board posts :)
Am I the only one who sees The Silent Captive idea in this scenario?
But of course: there is now a 3D printer in the International Space Station. I wonder if it can print itself?
This is quite interesting on several levels: the Desk App, a desktop app for blogging. For OS X, and compatible with most blogging platforms. Of course I blog on Windows and have a home-grown kludgy system which isn't compatible with anything, but ... that could change. And in the meantime I'm fascinated by desktop apps!
In the healthy spirit of dogfooding, I see the Desk App has a Desk App Blog. Well of course. Awesome! (and ... subscribed!)