Make Magazine Entreaties Cisco to Open Source The Flip

I wish I had written this, but it’s from a great post over at Makezine (of Make Magazine fame). Please go visit their site; it’s wonderful. I’ve included a preview below: The Flip and cameras like it are cheap and attracted lots of hacks. From underwater ROVs to my favorite, mounting them on model rockets. Rocket-Launched Camcorder, MAKE 07. But now it’s all gone? What a waste, Cisco, will you…

April 17, 2011
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Make Magazine Entreaties Cisco to Open Source The Flip

I wish I had written this, but it’s from a great post over at Makezine (of Make Magazine fame). Please go visit their site; it’s wonderful. I’ve included a preview below: The Flip and cameras like it are cheap and attracted lots of hacks. From underwater ROVs to my favorite, mounting them on model rockets. Rocket-Launched Camcorder, MAKE 07. But now it’s all gone? What a waste, Cisco, will you…

April 17, 2011
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Why the Death of the Flip Camera Matters to Writing Studies and New Media Studies

This past week, Cisco announced that it would no longer be making it’s Flip video camera. It’s surprising. And it isn’t. Clearly, the market for the Flip had topped out and was declining. But was the market so dead that they had to kill the entire product? Couldn’t they have sold it to someone else? I’m not an accountant, so I’m guessing there must have been some tax advantage or…

April 17, 2011
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Why the Death of the Flip Camera Matters to Writing Studies and New Media Studies

This past week, Cisco announced that it would no longer be making it’s Flip video camera. It’s surprising. And it isn’t. Clearly, the market for the Flip had topped out and was declining. But was the market so dead that they had to kill the entire product? Couldn’t they have sold it to someone else? I’m not an accountant, so I’m guessing there must have been some tax advantage or…

April 17, 2011
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