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Tilting at Windows
Stallman — a legend in the programmer community for more than a quarter century — considers it his life's work to proselytize the free-software gospel, educating the lay people who'd otherwise assume that Microsoft or Apple are exclusively synonymous wit
Software 'Saint' Richard Stallman fights for computing freedom — and against corporate control
| December 18, 2009
On an unheralded fall weekend right before Thanksgiving, a roomful of amateur hackers and Web rock stars gathered in East Cambridge for a historic convention that could dramatically reshape the way we get our music.
With big record companies willingly bucking technology, musicians and software types gathered in Cambridge to revolutionize the industry.
| December 04, 2009
Out of this world
The worlds Rosenbaum creates feel less like a separate or “alternate” reality and more like a colorful, if complicated, extension of the one we know.
Benjamin Rosenbaum’s The Ant King
| August 26, 2008
Schmaltz Coney Island Lagers
The latest offerings from New York’s Schmaltz Brewing Co. celebrate — as Elvis Costello once put it — the “other side of summer.”
| August 13, 2008
Creating an online artistic community
MaineCreates.com is for “anyone who creates a product or service with their hands or their mind,” Zito says, from boat-builders to Web programmers to painters.
| June 25, 2008
Some advice for game developers: just because the Nintendo DS has a microphone does not mean you have to shoehorn the mic into every DS game.
Ninja Gaiden suffers a lethal blow
| April 22, 2008
“I’m so nervous!” Harmonix public-relations queen/Vagiant frontwoman Helen McWilliams exclaimed while smoking a cigarette in front of the building before her band’s set at the Guitar Hero II party at the Middle East a week ago Saturday night.
Harmonix celebrate Guitar Hero II
| November 27, 2006
They call it “vaporware”: software that is announced amid much fanfare, then for one reason or another is never released. Watch the trailer for Prey (YouTube)
Prey goes through development hell and back
| July 18, 2006
The Mansion, which opened in 1979 and closed after the summer of 1995, elevated terror to a kind of religion thanks to a core group of self-described outsiders. Audio slideshow: Sara Donnelly narrates the history of the Haunted Mansion.
The geek ghouls of the lost Haunted Mansion hang on to their wicked years
| June 22, 2006
Here Come the Hot Gaming Consoles!
Xbox 360 rocks. Microsoft's newly minted, next-generation game console is packed with a fire-breathing processor, an outlandish graphics processing unit, and high-definition TV outputs for blasting pixels onto huge HDTV screens. It even looks sweet, with a curvaceous, Apple-esque design that both soothes and entices. There can be no doubt: This month Xbox 360 will incite store riots and lure grown men into acts of depravity, just to have one by the end of 2005.
| December 18, 2005
GNU and the free-software movement
| January 01, 1900
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