Thursday, January 27, 2005

Jailed for using the "lynx" browser !

Boing Boing: Jailed for using a nonstandard browser: It really scares me (as someone who used lynx quite a bit when I first began accessing the Internet) that someone could be jailed in a First World state for simply using a different sort of web browser. What has the world come to?

Thursday, January 20, 2005

I want ...

THE ADVERT CHANNEL TV - The Worlds Best Adverts: "The Advert Channel" - we ought to have this in the US. Sounds like an advertiser's dream - a network all about ads, all day long.

Saturday, January 15, 2005

Free-Lunch Health Insurance

Slate - A simple idea for insuring some of the poor. By Daniel Gross

I like the idea of simply expanding eligibility - but I'd like to see an analysis that would also take into account the effect of insuring more people, thereby providing them access to primary care on a much more cost-effective basis than emergency room visits and the like. I think society at large saves time and money when everyone (or as many people as possible) are cared for in the most appropriate way. By unclogging emergency rooms, we can cut costs for care providers and make sure that capacity is readily available in the event of a true emergency.

Tuesday, January 11, 2005

The way I've always felt ...

Support Insight says "Apple's brand extension potential is the most under-exploited commodity in the history of marketing."

UNICOR | Callcenter

UNICOR Online: "Your company will enjoy all the benefits of a domestic operation, with the cost savings of going off shore."

Maybe all those slightly angry / aggressive / "gruff" telemarketing calls I receive are from federal prisoners?

"used" Reality Shows ?

I'll admit to feeling used after/during watching some reality shows, but never before I have been solicited to buy used reality shows.

Sunday, January 09, 2005

XM + Apple = SkyPod (?!) "Word Mark SKYPOD"

Thursday, January 06, 2005

iTunes user sues Apple over iPod

BBC NEWS | Technology: "... forced to purchase an Apple iPod."

Was the CD burner broke on his computer? When I bought iTMS songs before owning an iPod, I burned them to CD to listen to with my existing portable CD player, and I never had a problem with it. iTunes is generally very reliable with burning. I realize Apple doesn't support other device makers, but I have yet to see significant evidence that other device makers would have made compatible hardware if Apple had offered at the beginning of the iTunes Store. Some device makers might be interested now, but where are they? Could Apple rely on them to treat Apple's customers with the same level of care and service that Apple's customer base is accustomed to?