Carrying on from the glorious collection of misfiring interviews (and one dance performance) in the previous article, here’s a selection of bits that crossed the event horizon this week:
- The Economist, one of the most solemn magazines in the world is surreptiously translated into Chinese. Even though the copyright issues are far from settled, its good to see the Great Firewall penetrated once again.
- I’ve never been much of an user friendly fan, as web comics go, none has seen less evolution than this. Last week it turned out that the author has been lifting dialogue from Metafilter and using it in comics that are way less funny than the original quips. After a hefty outcry, the offending items in the back catalogue have been quickly tagged with attributions. A far happier end to a sordid tale than expected.
- Following the utter drying out of the funding for the forthcoming Mannerheim-movie, the production team has turned on patriotism/bambieyes-offense. They are selling advance tickets to the film for fifty euros, but unlike the modern ransom/investment-projects used by the likes of Marillion and Delta Green, there’s no profit sharing, and absolutely no chance of refunds if the film never is actually released.