13 September 2002
IM giants told to work it out. <<As Wall Street begins to embrace instant messaging, some financial giants are putting a squeeze on the technology's famously fractious service providers.>> [CNET News.com] Excellent. The more pressure, the better, so these standards issues finally get resolved. A classic example of a technology under threat and consumers/business losing out because of bickering over standards.
2:26:14 PM  #   your two cents []
From News.com: RIAA, MPAA cite P2P execs' logs. <<Hoping for a repeat of Napster's flame-out, the industry groups are using file-swapping company executives' own words against them in the attempt to close Kazaa and Morpheus.>>
8:51:48 AM  #   your two cents []
From Wired News: Where Have the Moon Trees Gone?. <<An Apollo 14 astronaut carried tree seeds to the moon and back more than 30 years ago, and now there are hundreds of fully grown trees on Earth. A scientist is trying to track down where all of them are.>>
8:49:26 AM  #   your two cents []
George Bernard Shaw. "One man that has a mind and knows it can always beat ten men who haven't and don't." [Quotes of the Day]
8:44:47 AM  #   your two cents []
From Wired News: Digital Rights Outlook: Squishy. <<'Squishy' isn't just a name for a drink Apu serves on The Simpsons. It's a whole new way of thinking about digital rights management -- which still limits what you can do with content on your computer.
8:43:55 AM  #   your two cents []