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What Is Next Disruptive Technology?

Cringely says it’s WiFi – no kidding: Disruptive technologies are those that change not just business but society. Personal computers threw the mainframe-computer business for a loop. Airlines replaced passenger trains. HMOs became an alternative to the family doctor. In all these cases, the computer, transportation, and health-care moguls of …

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DMCA Chill

The DMCA is stifling the growth of our entire economy: Krause put together a compelling panel of executives and venture capitalists to tell their stories of how the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) has put a chill – or, worse, a stop – to their business plans. Perhaps most memorable …

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Mister Rogers: Fair Use Activist

Fred Rogers was one hell of a guy, and according to all reports, he was exactly who he appeared to be on the air. No wonder he was so calm and relaxed. In perfectly logical keeping with his personal empowerment philosophy, Mister Rogers was also a fair use advocate: In …

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High Tech War

The technology of this war will make the Gulf War look primitive: If the United States launches a war against the regime of Iraqi President Saddam Hussein, it is from this windowless, high-tech room that senior officers from the Army, Navy, Air Force and Marine Corps will direct the battle. …

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Ground Zero for Ground Zero

I have never been able to get my head around architecture: sure I like nice buildings and I am fairly interested in interior design, but the actual work of summoning buildings forth from the mind has never been something I have much understood. So that’s my excuse why I have …

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iPod Radio

With add-ons iPod can be played over a radio receiver: Getting an iPod or other digital music player is great fun for the first few months that you own it. But after a while of carrying around a good chunk of your musical collection in your pocket, the novelty does …

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Virtual Campaign

Anti-war phone and fax campaign today: Hundreds of thousands of opponents of a U.S. war against Iraq called and faxed their senators and the White House on Wednesday in a “virtual march on Washington,” jamming many congressional telephone lines for several hours. Coordinated by the Win Without War Coalition, an …

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Iso News Still Functioning

The U.S. Justice Department seized the Iso News site , which features info on bootlegged video games and movies, but it is still up right now. I am looking at it. Reuters reports: The Justice Department said it had taken over the Web site (http://www.isonews.com) after its owner pleaded guilty …

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BIG Step For AOL and Online Music

AOL offers MusicNet service with 250,000 songs beginning today: In the strongest attempt yet to create a legitimate alternative to free music-trading sites, America Online will introduce a service today that lets users download and listen to a large catalog of songs. For $8.95 a month, users will be able …

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