15th October 2000 Archive
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The Senator from Microsoft addresses a grateful nation
US Senator Slade Gorton (Republican, Washington State) took to the airwaves with a polemic rant defending his beloved Microsoft from malevolent federal regulators and judges, during the weekly Republican radio address which he delivered on Saturday. "Unfortunately the Clinton-Gore Administration does not get it. Look at the …
Music and Media 15 Oct 2000, 07:55
This one really pushes the, er, envelope...
Microsoft has bought a new ludicrous patent to add to its collection. That of course is not quite how the company describes US patent 5,655,089 - according to Redmond Innovation Central: "The patent protects electronic payments technology that will be integrated into future Microsoft initiatives." Cool? Well, you decide. The …
Software 15 Oct 2000, 10:33
'Big government, freedom to innovate, heavy hand of regulation...'
The Microsoft trial has shuffled closer to the centre stage of the presidential election, following an attack on the US government and the case by Senator Slade Gorton. Gorton getting stuck into the DoJ isn't exactly news; as the senator for Washington, Microsoft's home state, he's been defending our boys' freedom to innovate …
Software 15 Oct 2000, 12:04
Analysis The content protection you'll have to comply with
The RIAA's announcement last week that it would develop a digital music ID system probably is the last desperate throw of an outflanked and outmoded industry, but it'll likely get worse before it gets better. The RIAA tries to pitch its system as a positive move for "future on-line music commerce," but there's a more ominous …
Music and Media 15 Oct 2000, 15:08
- IT bloke publishes comprehensive maps of CALL CENTRE menu HELL
- Analysis Who is the mystery sixth member of LulzSec?
- Nine-year-old Opportunity Mars rover sets NASA distance record
- Prankster 'Superhero' takes on robot traffic warden AND WINS
- Comment Congress: It's not the Glass that's scary - It's the GOOGLE