Taliban leave Kabul
Reuters: "US warplanes pursued fleeing Taliban forces, and their supreme leader, Mullah Mohammad Omar, urged his scattered troops not to behave like slaughtered chickens but to regroup, fight on and obey their commanders."
Washington Post: "Hours after Northern Alliance fighters ignored American appeals to refrain from marching on Kabul, Assistant Secretary of State Christina B. Rocca called on the opposition force this morning to 'exercise maximum respect for human rights and not repeat the mistakes of the past.'"
Nelson Mandela: "One of the reasons for coming here is to be able to express my support for the President for his action in Afghanistan."
AP: "'Thank you!'' children shouted, running after Americans visiting the dusty camp."
NY Times: "Capping their stunning victories in the north, Afghan opposition fighters rolled into Kabul on Tuesday after Taliban troops slipped away under cover of darkness, abandoning the capital without a fight."
Was the crash an accident?
NTSB: "To have pieces in the bay and the two engines not located with the fuselage indicates something went seriously wrong very quickly in the flight.''
Mike Donnelan: "Yeah... it was a 'catastrophic engine event' all right. That's like finding a black man hanging from a tree in Mississippi and the local law enforcement saying 'Well, he musta hung hisself [spit] 'cuz ain't nobody seen no burning cross or nothin [spit].'" Mike lives in Mississippi.
Another terrorist vector
Name withheld: "Another vector I think we should all be worried about is money, legal-tender currency. Saturate several bills with a chem or bio agent, and then deposit this via an ATM or deposit box. At best, this would infect those bank workers who process the cash. At worst, the bills would re-enter the supply, thus infecting several people with absolutely no way to trace."
Our industry today
DaveNet: Getting in synch with Moore's Law.
Jim Allchin is PC Mag's Person of the Year.
Jon Udell: "I had seen all this before, almost a decade ago, in Windows for Workgroups."
Kimbro Staken: "The Tablet PC is the latest hardware initiative being hawked by Microsoft."
Press Release: Tablet PC support from Groove.
802.11b News: Apple: a Year Late, $100 Too Much.
USA Today: Cisco chief: Future may lie in virtual networks.
JD Lasica has an archive of articles he's written for the Industry Standard, Salon and other pubs. The Standard has already shut down, their content gone, so what JD has done is futuristic and historic.
Andre Durand: "Any identity management system or protocol should first allow me to create and host my own identity. Other peers or web services would then have an ability to discover my identity by first querying my node, and secondarily querying my trusted identity host."
Microsoft: "To obtain a site ID and .NET Passport, which will allow you to start taking advantage of .NET Passport services, we require all participating sites to sign a .NET Passport Service Agreement."
News.Com: "Oracle Chief Executive Larry Ellison is gunning for Microsoft once again, this time with a new strategy aimed at the giant's commanding lead in e-mail software."
Patrick Berry: "Larry, you just don't get it, do you?"
Register: Four in five corporate emails are junk.
Opera 6.0 is released.
WebReference: Using RSS news feeds with Perl. Interesting article written by one of the RDF people, before they invented RSS 1.0. Look at the history section. Heh. They hadn't tried to write UserLand out of the story yet. It's funny how accomplishments get undone, when the cause is religious.
The RSS 1.0 Working Group: Rael Dornfest, Gabe Beged-Dov, Dan Brickley, Ian Davis, Leigh Dodds, Jonathan Eisenzopf, David Galbraith, R.V. Guha, Ken MacLeod, Eric Miller, Aaron Swartz, Eric van der Vlist.
For the archives, I took a screen shot of the first page of Eisenzopf's article.
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