BBC Archives shares a 1991 report on “Nintendo and the Japanese Software Boom”: “Gordon Brewer visits Japan, to gauge the state of the Japanese software industry. With Nintendo having already demonstrated that a Japanese corporation can quickly dominate the US video games software market, should the big American […]
“Here is how platforms die: first, they are good to their users; then they abuse their users to make things better for their business customers; finally, they abuse those business customers to claw back all the value for themselves. Then, they die. I call this enshittification, and it […]
Before there was Kate Beaton, New York Times bestselling cartoonist of Hark! A Vagrant, there was Katie Beaton of the Cape Breton Beaton, specifically Mabou, a tight-knit seaside community where the lobster is as abundant as beaches, fiddles, and Gaelic folk songs. With the singular goal of paying off her student […]
The Public Domain Review features new books and films that have come into the public domain in the US on Jan. 1, 2023. Read more here. Meanwhile, Duke University has a resource listing sound recordings as well and discussions of copyright and the public domain here.
The Gutter’s own Sachin Hingoo writes about some concerning changes at the streaming service, Shudder: “C-suite shuffling wouldn’t normally be a topic for The Week in Horror, but this particular round of cutbacks claimed Craig Engler, the general manager of this writer’s favourite horror outlet, Shudder. In the […]
Jen Yamato writes about the fight to save Vera Drew’s The People’s Joker (2022)! “The fight over The People’s Joker, and its very public eruption at one of the world’s preeminent film festivals, set up a David-and-Goliath story of superheroic proportions. On one side: an indie pastiche budgeted […]