This weekâ€™s 4cast:
1. You Don’t Know AJAX?
- AJAX: Getting Started (Mozilla Developer Center)
- AJAX: An Introduction (BlogJunction)
- Round-up of 30 AJAX Tutorials (Max Kiesler)
- Ajax Workshops Archive (AjaxLessons.com)
2. Mooching Gets Legit
BookMooch is a new service that allows people to give away their old books in return for other peoples’ old books. And it’s free – a point system prevents you from only taking and not giving. Even more – moochers can donate their points to libraries.
- Give new life to old books with BookMooch (Lifehacker)
- BookMooch: Swap your books for free (CNET News)
- BookMooch (Pattern Recognition)
3. DVD Sales Lagging, Industry Grapples With Copy Restrictions & Fair Use
With DVD sales in decline, some sections of the industry want to ease copy restrictions that prevent consumers from legally making digital copies of movies. At the same time, other sections continue to fight to protect their clunky copy protection measures of old.
- Legal DVD Burning for Digital Films Closer to Reality (TechNewsWorld)
- Digitizing video signals might violate the DMCA (Ars Technica)
- Day two at LinuxWorld: Red Hat is MIA, but Golden Penguins A-OK (NewsForge)
4. Take Two Beta Bloggers & Leave a Comment in the Morning