Tech / tunes links 8.13.07 – Step 1: Acknowledge you have a problem

by Josh Kimball

*ISPs in the UK are apparently freaking out about the bandwidth that’s going to be eaten up by people using the BBC’s iPlayer.
*David Pogue’s take on internet radio – and internet radios – in the Times.
*The WSJ on the Chinese factory –one of the largest in the world – at which iPhones (and tons of other elecs) are made. With video! And super-droney commentary!
*In honor of Tay Zonday: “Chocolate Radiohead,” courtesy of Ill Doctrine. [via]
*Yesterday was Vinyl Day, in honor of Thomas Edison’s invention of the phonograph way back in the day, like 400 years ago. If you are interested in the execrable local (which, of course, I mean in the most affectionate way possible), perhaps you will enjoy this Minneapolis vinyl-themed thread.
*What’s on Martin Scorsese’s iPod? Clapton, Van Morrison, Dylan, the White Stripes. Plus, he’s seen Arctic Monkeys live! [via]
*And, of course, need I remind anyone that R. Kelly’s “Trapped in the Closet” part 13 dropped today on the IFC? A little broad for my tastes (yes, even compared to the midget/stripper under the sink.)