TPW 5: Scholarly journals go open source, patent breadth, free DTV converter boxes, and physical media in the digital age

by on March 22, 2007 · 2 comments


Tech Policy Weekly from the Technology Liberation Front is a weekly podcast about technology policy from TLF’s learned band of contributors. This week we took the podcast on the road and recorded live at our Alcohol Liberation Front happy hour at the Science Club in Washington, DC. Voices on the show this week include Jim Harper of the Cato Institute, David Robinson of The American, Tim Lee of the Show Me Institute, PJ Doland of PJ Doland Web Design, James Gattuso of the Heritage Foundation, Jerry Brito of the Mercatus Center, and Adam Thierer of PFF. Topics include,

  • Scholars bypass established journals and publishing their research online
  • The growth of the breadth of patents
  • The government’s plan to give everyone a free digital TV converter box
  • The future of physical media in a digital age

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  • http://www.cato.org/people/harper.html Jim Harper

    James Gattuso’s subtle and drily stated analogy between Canadians watching television shows that Americans won’t watch and Mexicans doing jobs that Americans won’t do is laugh-out-loud funny.

  • http://www.cato.org/people/harper.html Jim Harper

    James Gattuso’s subtle and drily stated analogy between Canadians watching television shows that Americans won’t watch and Mexicans doing jobs that Americans won’t do is laugh-out-loud funny.

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