Links for 10th August 2008

Website copy tips; foam domes; your ancestors were not Neanderthals; copyright and the myth of the creative classes…

  1. How Copyright Is Holding Back The Creative Class

    "… rather than acting as incentive for content creation (as is it's basic purpose), it's instead hindering content creation. That's because it only targets one increasingly less relevant type of content creation, while hindering the increasingly more popular one. […] the "creative class" is a myth. And he's right. These days, we're all the creative class — and copyright is holding us back."

    Tagged with: copyrighteconomicscreativitycontent

  2. No Neanderthal In You, Says Ancient DNA

    "Scientists who sequenced the mitochondrial DNA of a 38,000-year-old Neanderthal returned no evidence of ancestral interbreeding with our long-lost cousins."

    Tagged with: archaeologybiologyevolutionanthropologygeneticsNeanderthal

  3. Seven Copywriting Tips for a Well-Staffed Business Website

    "Useful content mixed with meaningful messages is the only salesperson on staff. If your site content isn’t meeting, greeting, and convincing people, then it isn’t doing its job."

    Tagged with: businesswebsitecopywritingtips

  4. Styrofoam dome homes

    "Dubbed the “habitat for the 21st century,” the Dome House is an igloo-shaped structure built from snap-together wall sections made of 100% expanded polystyrene foam (styrofoam)." And a burglar can just cut his way in with a hot wire, AMIRITE?

    Tagged with: architecturedesigntechnologyhomedomesstyrofoambuilding

  5. 50 Photoshop Tutorials For Sky and Space Effects

    Does what it says on the tin.

    Tagged with: photoshopGIMPgraphicstutorialsskyeffectsspace

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