DaveNet: North Carolina Matters.
News & Record: "Howard Coble obviously means well. But a bi-partisan bill he is co-sponsoring to combat Internet burglars effectively could make the entertainment industry judge, jury and executioner of alleged cybercriminals and would permit them unfettered access into anyone's home computer."
Everyone wants to know: Who is Pyra's New Partner?
NY Times: "If America's rocket scientists can't keep their data under wraps, who can?"
Recreational reading took me from BB, to RB to HC.
Cory Doctorow, Glenn Fleishman and Matt Neuburg are speaking at the O'Reilly Mac OS X Conference, Sept 30 thru Oct 3, Santa Clara, CA.
Where were you 25 years ago? (I was a grad student in Madison, Wisconsin.)
8/28/96: "I wonder if the bees are philosophical about their condition in the last minutes of life." They're back.
Doc Searls: "In the long run the best refuge from Hillary Rosen and Jack Valenti isn't with Steve Jobs and his beautiful machines (much as we may love them). It's the guys in the hills making free tanks out of spare parts."
Kevin Werbach found an open WiFi network in the Denver airport. "Here I am, blogging away," he says.
Today's NY Times reports that sometimes, when a celebrity praises a drug on TV, they're being paid by the drug company and don't disclose that. Lauren Bacall, Kathleen Turner, Montel Williams and Larry King are mentioned in the piece.
Salon: "Under the guise of 'public service,' pharmaceutical companies are quietly paying stars to solicit new customers on TV talk shows with tales of personal suffering and blessed relief."
Phil Ackley: "I'd be willing to pay at least 4 cents a click for every single, Jewish, Alaskan woman in her late twenties to early thirties.."
Leslie Harpold: "Tell me something about yourself?"
Krzysztof Kowalczyk. An excellent new weblog that tends to update at night.
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