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Saturday, November 25 2017

Catching up with the Joneses

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Catching up on a bunch of old news that was taking up space in my inbox. Here's some cool stuff from 1/1/02 - today.

an interesting paper about how the virtual world of EverQuest has spawned a real economy -- buying and selling EQ items, players, etc. on eBay with real currency. Cool, especially from an (my) economist's point of view. Spotted in an article at New Scientist.com. Thanks to LoyalCitizen.

Another example of why Steve Gibson is an idiot.

Jack Valenti wants to own your PC.

Some early news about SSSCA (now CBTPA)

creative usage of JavaScript. "think outside the box"

Software companies get a clue: make software easier to purchase than to pirate. Duh.

"Borrowing" software with your iPod

An article slamming the SSSCA

A guy hacks his cable modem, because cable tech support sucks.

Orbz gets busted for allegedly crashing Battle Creek, MI's city mail server -- by scanning for open relays. A good example of a bad law.

Roger Ebert discusses how the music industry is treating fans like pirates.

TiBook rules!!

Mike Godwin essay on DRM.

in case you've been hiding under a rock, here's a link to warchalking.org. The original site is here.

TIPS ... what Australians think about it. The official site. My take on TIPS.

Yet another bill, this one will send you to prison for exercising what used to be your fair use rights.

That's all for now. More later.

posted by Loki on Tue, 01 Oct 2002 21:16:27 -0500