Every week, I make some progress with podcasting, and I think this is my best show yet. It's almost 53 minutes long and covers various topics, which you can see below in the program notes.
I added some transitional music to the program -- a brief electro-beat by Belief Systems called “Electro-Jive” (from their album Eponyms). Do you like it?
0:24 Katrina: Christine’s Post on Katrina.
I talk about my Tulane law students in Contracts.
4:55 eBay to Acquire Skype: My short Office Hour post is here, and my Conglomerate post is here. I suggested that eBay was out of ideas (“the corporate equivalent of ‘jumping the shark’”), but the company is striving to sell the deal as a natural extension of the auction site (W$J):
EBay contemplated building its own Internet-call service, "but we didn't feel we would have a winning product," Ms.
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Whitman said in an interview. "Skype is pretty far ahead in many dimensions." Skype boasts a community of 1,000 developers who are building Skype-related applications.
10:59 Iowa Conference on Robert Clark, Corporate Law: Download my article, The Shareholder Primacy Norm.
I couldn’t find Einer Elhauge’s paper online, nor did I find a pronunciation guide to his last name. But you can find Jesse Fried & Mira Ganor, “Common Shareholder Vulnerability in Venture-backed Startups.”
26:20 Legal Scholarship: Posts at Leiter, PrawfsBlawg, Ideoblog, and Conglomerate.
33:57 Books: Lisa Scottoline, Killer Smile was “more history than mystery” according to one Amazon reviewer.
The story is based on a modern lawyer’s attempt to obtain reparations for the family of an Italian immigrant to the U.S.
who was interned in a camp in Idaho during World War II. This was my first Scottoline book, and probably not my last, especially if Barbara Rosenblat is narrating.
I also discuss my current book, Jasper Fforde, Something Rotten, which is narrated by Emily Gray, whose animated English accent wows me. (Plus, I love the word, “foupons”!)
41:48 Cheese: The first two posts in my Cheese Tasting Tour of Wisconsin at Conglomerate are here (Brunkow Cheese) and here (Gile Cheese).
46:12 Ten Songs From the ‘70s That I Still Like: This week’s entry at #9 is Pink Floyd, Wish You Were Here.
Here are the lyrics:
So, so you think you can tell Heaven from Hell,
blue skies from pain.
Can you tell a green field from a cold steel rail?
A smile from a veil?
Do you think you can tell?
And did they get you to trade your heroes for ghosts?
Hot ashes for trees?
Hot air for a cool breeze?
Cold comfort for change?
And did you exchange a walk on part in the war for a lead role in a cage?
How I wish, how I wish you were here.
We're just two lost souls swimming in a fish bowl, year after year,
Running over the same old ground.
Dua Lipa - Don't Start Now (Lyrics)
What have you found? The same old fears.
Wish you were here.