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It's Time for Artists to Send a Message
Posted on Nov 5, 2013 | Last Updated Mar 31, 2015

Critical discussion on software companies fleecing artists and consumers.

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software, fleecing, boycott, rental, lease, buy

Autodesk Moving to Rental-Only for Software

How a company made for artists is pushing a policy that promotes more starving artists instead of thriving artists
Posted on Oct 13, 2014 | Last Updated Oct 13, 2014

Autodesk is now making plans to stop selling perpetual licenses and move all future business to a rental-only model.

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software, sales, consumer, license, perpetual, rental

Software Activation, Licensing and Piracy

Posted on Nov 10, 2009 | Last Updated May 15, 2013

The problem with software activation systems in the Internet Age and the inflated claims that piracy costs billions of dollars a year.

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software, piracy, activation, license, internet, society, business

Desktops are not extinct

Posted on Mar 8, 2012 | Last Updated Mar 8, 2012

Editorial discussing the notion that the time of the desktop is over. I argue that the advent of smart phones, tablets and mobile devices do not preclude the value of the desktop.

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computer, productivity, mobile device, ipad

Editorial Review

Posted on Jun 4, 2003 | Last Updated Jun 4, 2003
Editorial Review

Using the Internet

Posted on Oct 19, 2002 | Last Updated Oct 26, 2011

This editorial on education was printed as a Chalkboard column in the Messenger.

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how people can use the internet, internet value

The Call for Religion in Schools

Posted on Oct 19, 2002 | Last Updated Oct 26, 2011

An unpublished editorial on religion in the classroom.

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religion in school, science and religion, religion and education

Integrating Families

Posted on Oct 19, 2002 | Last Updated Oct 26, 2011

An unpublished editorial on integrating families.

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integrating families, family problems

Introduction to Graphic Design

Posted on Nov 12, 2003 | Last Updated Nov 2, 2011

An introduction on graphic design software, with a focus on Corel PHOTO-PAINT.

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graphic design introduction, corel photo-paint versus adobe photoshop

The Hurry-Stop Syndrome

Posted on Oct 19, 2002 | Last Updated Oct 26, 2011

This editorial was the last Chalkboard editorial Shawn Olson wrote for the Columbus Messenger.

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impatient society, red lights
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