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  Monday, June 3, 2002


Beryl Pfizer. "I write down everything I want to remember. That way, instead of spending a lot of time trying to remember what it is I wrote down, I spend the time looking for the paper I wrote it down on." [Quotes of the Day]

Buck Henry. "We need a president who's fluent in at least one language." [Quotes of the Day]

Ambrose Bierce. "Brain: an apparatus with which we think we think." [Quotes of the Day]

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Another datapoint in Hollywood vs tech

One of the smartest quotes yet in the ongoing battle of Hollywood vs. technology (and vs. customers) comes from the CEO of SonicBlue, Ken Potashner:

"If the networks and studios focused on the inevitable evolution of their business instead of attempts to stifle technology, we believe everyone involved would benefit, consumers most of all."

Potashner was quoted in this article from CNET on SonicBlue's battle over a court order to spy on its customers: 

This kind of intelligence needs to make it into headlines, and should be sent to every lawmaker in Washington, D.C. 

More on the ruling from Wired: Sonicblue Freed From Monitoring. The prominent video recording company grabs a big win in court, where a judge reverses a ruling that had ordered it to gather customer information. By Farhad Manjoo. [Wired News]

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