Monthly Archives: January 2001

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Lee Kuan Yew

When historians name the most important leaders of the 20th Century, they’ll put in the top ranks the man who ran one of the smallest nations. Singapore’s Lee Kuan Yew cast an outsized shadow in world affairs. More in my … Continue reading

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Deleting History

When George W. Bush takes over the White House on Saturday, his administration will also take over the White House Web site. It’s a reasonable bet that Bush’s online staff won’t maintain all the information on the current, Clinton-controlled site. … Continue reading

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Power Crisis

Do people generally understand much trouble we’re in due to the energy mess in California? I don’t think so. Astonishing New York Times: Scientists Bring Light to Full Stop, Hold It, Then Send It on Its Way. The PR Follies … Continue reading

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Intellectual Property Wars

Wired News: Fight Rages over Digital Rights. Princeton professor Edward Felten’s team at Princeton broke Verance’s watermarking system, but they weren’t allowed to publish the hack because it would run afoul of the (Digital Millennium Copyright Act’s) anti-circumvention statue. Once … Continue reading

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AOL, Supreme

Wall Street Journal: Rivals of AOL Time Warner face battle with giant, despite curbs. “AOL Time Warner still has the incentive and the opportunity to play games,” says Mr. Lessig. “It will require a continuing strong signal from regulators that … Continue reading

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FCC Okays AOL Buyout of Time Warner

It’s official. America Online will get to take over Time Warner, now that the FCC has signed off on the massive buyout. The FCC’s approval, like the Federal Trade Commission’s earlier okay of the deal, came with some conditions. The … Continue reading

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Apple’s Latest Ideas

AP: New notebooks, more megahertz, delayed OS. Jobs unveiled a new software program called iDVD that will allow users to make their own DVD movies. Another new program called iTunes will let users burn MP3-format songs onto CDs in a … Continue reading

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Consumer Electronics, 2001

I’m in Las Vegas for the annual Consumer Electronics Show. A mind-boggling array of gear and ideas fills the convention center and overflow areas. I’ll let you know what I see. Spectrum Auction, Hide and Seek Wall Street Journal: Small … Continue reading

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Market Euphoria is Still Dangerous

Mercury News: Fed’s move lifts markets, raises concern. “It’s not going to suddenly restore earnings growth to where it was six months ago,” said David Resler, chief economist at Nomura Securities International in New York. “The economy is still going … Continue reading

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