Lots of people, when they hear about ScraperWiki, ask, "Is scraping legal? How can you build a business off that?" Usually, they follow up by saying, "We do it in our company, but we would never tell anyone." This is strange to us, as we have come from a world of good scraping: taking government data and making it easier for people to use for things that benefit all of society. We're in favor of that kind of scraping. It's obviously a spectrum. At the other extreme, the most evil scraping would be to steal content that somebody else sells,...more »
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I think newspapers, blogs, and magazines should all be doing audio versions. I grew up enjoying and listening to audiobooks and now I don't have the same option for the short form content that I prefer to consume.
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