Laser chips. Warner Music goes YouTube. Dorks at Laguna Beach.

by David Spark on September 18, 2006

I’ve been on vacation for a couple of weeks and so much has happened since I’ve been gone. There was this huge HP scandal. Apple announced some new video device called iTV. And IBM released this new computer called the PC.

But in more recent news.

Computing at the speed of light. It’s what Intel hopes to offer you by the end of this decade as they have shown off a silicon-based chip that shoot information to other chips via laser beams instead of wires. The advance is a 1000-fold improvement in speed that could also reduce the cost of computers.

Realizing that more people go to YouTube to watch videos than to Warner Music website, the record company has decided to allow YouTube to legally host its videos in exchange for advertising revenue. It’s a significant move that others will probably follow realizing that ultimately videos as they’ve known for many years are advertisements for the talent which allow them to sell branded content, like records, t-shirts, posters, and ringtones.

What happens when you take the cool attractive kids from Laguna Beach and you flood it with a lot of computer nerds?—lots of people having no sex. Experience the frustration yourself with MTV’s soon-to-be-released 3D online game, “Virtual Laguna Beach.”

I’m a seventh level poser. Try to make me care about you.

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