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News.com Interview On CwF+RtB

from the rage?-what-rage? dept

Greg Sandoval, over at News.com, ran an interview with me about both Techdirt and our CwF+RtB experiment. The only quibble is that "full of rage" bit. As most people who know me will tell you, I'm about as far from "filled with rage" as just about anyone. I'm a pretty laid back, happy, optimistic guy. Can't think of much to have rage about -- but I could see how some might misinterpret some of my writings that way. Anyway, I'm way behind on posting about some of our findings (though, the interview reveals a few), and will try to get to it very soon. There isn't much left to buy (and we're down to limited sizes on t-shirts/hoodies of what is left), but we'll try to do a refresh with some new offerings soon. In the meantime, we've started shipping stuff out, but we're still waiting on all the signed books/music to get that out, so please hold on if you haven't received yours yet...


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    aguywhoneedstenbucks (profile), Sep 14th, 2009 @ 1:27pm

    Good interview. I wish you were full of rage because watching you throw things sounds like a lot of fun.

     

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    Joseph Durnal, Sep 14th, 2009 @ 1:56pm

    I sensed a little rage

    I sensed a little rage when I read A Look At The RIAA's Copyright Propaganda For Schools. :)

     

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    Dark Helmet (profile), Sep 14th, 2009 @ 1:56pm

    LIAR!!!

    You're a rageaholic, admit it! You're addicted to rageahol!!!!

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Sep 14th, 2009 @ 2:02pm

    News.Com could learn from this.

    We just talk straight, man. You know? It's not that big of a dance. We're just trying to lay it out while you in the news wade through all the horse dung.

    We're the guys who have to come through with the broom, the shovel, and the plunger to un-clog the drain that has been clogged by everybody else because of what they're eating, or at least what they're feeding you.

    But, does News.com want to know why Mike is famous? It's because TechDirt is the only blog on the interwebs that you can go and get yourself a straight shot and a beer. It's a straight shot of information. He just lays it on ya and there it is.

    But those fools at MSNBC often go off and make crap out of anything. Kieth Olbermann and his big head disturbs me.

    But you can't say Mike lied to you, because he doesn't do that. And that's why in Mike's next story, he's going to come out and tell you that he's gay. Now then...

     

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    Margaret Gray, Sep 14th, 2009 @ 2:28pm

    Re: News.Com could learn from this.

    I agreed with everything you said up until that last sentence.

     

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    Steve Bozell, Sep 14th, 2009 @ 2:34pm

    Re: Re: News.Com could learn from this.

    That's the point-- He wouldn't have a problem admitting it if he were!

    He's straight as an arrow, man.

     

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    Dark Helmet (profile), Sep 14th, 2009 @ 2:38pm

    Re: Re: Re: News.Com could learn from this.

    The speed with which this thread has deteriorated impresses even I, Lord Helmet, vaunted king of thread destruction. Bravo!

     

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    DJ (profile), Sep 14th, 2009 @ 2:57pm

    Re: Re: Re: Re: News.Com could learn from this.

    hey what happened to the "funnier" icon?

     

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    Steven, Sep 14th, 2009 @ 2:59pm

    Re: I sensed a little rage

    I agree with this comment, but I don't think it's actually rage. Sometimes, Mike, I can tell that you write a post quickly, in one sitting. I think it's more that sometimes your frustration shows. I'm not against it; remarkably, those powerfully worded rants don't ever verge on proving Godwin's law or making a totally disagreeable, though passionate point.

    Really, I just think that you get sarcastic when you're arguing with bullshit. That you maintain this insightful blog suggests that you are a lot calmer than some of your readers (like me).

     

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    Chunky Vomit, Sep 14th, 2009 @ 4:40pm

    Mike is a pretty normal nice guy until he puts on his Slipknot mask.

     

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    Dark Helmet (profile), Sep 14th, 2009 @ 4:50pm

    Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: News.Com could learn from this.

    I get bored easily...

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Sep 14th, 2009 @ 4:56pm

    Re: This is mike,

    Um, you sir, are the cancer.

     

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    ..., Sep 14th, 2009 @ 5:15pm

    Re: This is mike,

    Actually, that is how I think Angry Dude looks

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Sep 14th, 2009 @ 8:51pm

    Re: Re: Re: Re: News.Com could learn from this.

    You really seem sure of yourself there.

     

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    diggy twig, Sep 15th, 2009 @ 7:41am

    While you we not in a rage on the outside, many of your replies to people who don't show otherwise. Quite simply, you dont have patience for people that don't agree with your views.

    You rage against industry types, you dismiss entire industries as outmoded, and you insult people who don't agree, sending them back to economics 101 if they have the guts to question you.

    The rage is always there.

     

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    Mike Masnick (profile), Sep 15th, 2009 @ 11:42am

    Re:

    While you we not in a rage on the outside, many of your replies to people who don't show otherwise. Quite simply, you dont have patience for people that don't agree with your views.

    Not true. I have tremendous patience for those who disagree with me *and* who can make a logical argument. Where I lose patience is when people make illogical arguments and then keep repeating them.

    You rage against industry types,

    No. I don't believe I have.

    you dismiss entire industries as outmoded

    Not true. I may point out why certain *business models* are outmoded, but I know of no industry that is outmoded.

    you insult people who don't agree,

    Only if they insult me first.

    sending them back to economics 101 if they have the guts to question you.

    Not true at all. I only suggest they go back to econ 101 if they've displayed basic ignorance of econ 101 -- repeatedly.

     

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