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  Friday, January 10, 2003

The power of poetry

"They read good books, and quote, but never learn
a language other than the scream of rocket-burn.
Our straighter talk is drowned but ironclad:
Elections, money, empire, oil and Dad."

Causa Belli, by British Poet Laureate Andrew Motion

Lifted from BoingBoing; see also LATimes story.

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Do we really need this?

Watching some of the announcements coming out of the Consumer Electronics Show, and wondering who actually needs this stuff. I mean, sports scores from my wristwatch? You gotta be kidding.

All you need to know - on your wrist. Microsoft chairman Bill Gates shows off smart watches that can tell us the latest news and weather, as well as the time. [BBC News | Technology | UK Edition]

Now, give me a reasonably priced PVR combined with a DVD recorder and wireless stations for each television so I can play back anywhere in the house--that I might buy. But it can't have the Microsoft name on it, or be hampered with DRM restrictions. Make it easy to archive, easy to view, and it'll sell. Sony might have a clue.

Sony offers vision of 'reborn TV'. The television is going to be reborn as the digital entertainment centre in the home, according to Sony's boss. [BBC News | Technology | UK Edition]

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Back from the dead

Well, it felt very nearly like it. Two weeks of nasty bronchitis just knocked me for a loop. I've been sick before, but never like this. But the antibiotics have kicked in, and the other drugs help. Might even be up to a field trip tomorrow.


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