Crossposted to JHacker.org.
Here’s my submission (alas, not a winner) to the Jewish Futures Conference. I am drawing on my experience in the software/IT industry and thinking about how much could be done for Jewish education.
Jewish Technology R&D Vision (via marcstober)
Judaism is a culture that has been transmitted through text and community and that has so many synergies with the potential of the Internet.
I tend to buy this argument…
What should other artists do? Well, I’m not really bothered. The sad truth is that almost everything almost every artist tries to earn money will fail. This has nothing to do with the internet, of course. Consider the remarkable statement from Alanis Morissette’s attorney at the Future of Music Conference: 97% of the artists signed to a major label before Napster earned $600 or less a year from it. And these were the lucky lotto winners, the tiny fraction of 1% who made it to a record deal. Almost every artist who sets out to earn a living from art won’t get there (for me, it took 19 years before I could afford to quit my day job), whether or not they give away their work, sign to a label, or stick it through every letterbox
via The real cost of free | Cory Doctorow | Technology | guardian.co.uk.