24th > December > 2002 Archive
New Yorkers will need no introduction to WFMU, the most lauded of public stations, and one of the Internet's greatest treasures. Rolling Stone magazine has voted WFMU, which broadcasts from New Jersey, the best radio station for four years running. It isn't just the thirty strong roster of music loving DJs that makes the station so compelling (the interview show Speakeasy eclipses many a BBC segment), but the archives. Most of the station's listeners tune in via the web, via wfmu.org.
Yahoo! is buying Inktomi for $235m cash. The deal values the former high-flying search engine firm, long since crashed to earth at less than a third of its IPO debut in 1998.
Having lost the technology lead to LTO and begun digesting its technology partner Benchmark, DLT developer Quantum is instead talking up its plans for the future. Its new merged roadmap claims it will leapfrog Ultrium-2 in mid-2003 and hit the terabyte per cartridge mark by the start of 2005.
LetterReg Reader Jim Davis offers a modest proposal to get the US out of recession.