Friday, March 14, 2008

Impress Your Professor: Can't we all just get along?

Compatibility is a problem in libraries—what with the online catalog and dozens of journal databases, I often find myself wishing that everything worked together and was in one place. I’m gonna keep my fingers crossed, but in the meantime someone has solved this problem for media files! Techies, this should interest you: doubleTwist is a new company and free software created by Jon Lech Johansen (better known as DVD Jon, he cracked the content scrambling system used to encrypt dvds). CNET explains that the software “essentially allows any kind of music, photo, or video file to be shared between a long list of portable media players, and through Web-based social networks.” Read the rest of the article here.

Also! Fun way to test your vocabulary:

1 comment:

Kathleen said...

this is great! Just what I've been waiting for. Thanks Sarah!