september, 3, 2002 archives

this article from wired about job requirements for fbi agents excluding out-of-shape geeks is almost funny. (but “special agent” does have a fairly cool ring to it, as job titles go.)

you only have to read the language used in this los angeles times piece about how hollywood and the technology companies are teaming up to destroy the public domain to know how nearly-lost the war is. “studios and record labels want their products protected from the widespread thievery popularized by services such as napster.” who isn't for protection from thievery?

i would feel more guilty about buying cds and dvds if i weren't afraid that they'll be the last media format i'll be able to buy that i'll be able to use without having to pay for every use.

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