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Mac news for Mac people
*** Worming Into Apple
Leander Kahney, Wired News
Programmer Ron Avitzur sneaked into Apple's California HQ for six months in 1993 to write a software program that, through luck and hard work, is still included on every Mac sold today.
*** Apple Dealers Swap Lawyers
Robert Mullins, Silicon Valley/San Jose Business Journal
New attorneys with a background in franchisee litigation have been hired to press a suit by Apple computer dealers who claim the Cupertino-based Apple Computer Inc., is trying to drive them out of business by opening its own chain of stores.
*** Selling Apples On Street Corners
Julio Ojeda-Zapata, Pioneer Press
Apple stores began opening to mostly Mac-geek acclaim in May 2001. But lately, they've become profit-generating supermagnets for those who want to get their hands on one of those ultrapopular iPods. And Ron Johnson deserves some of the credit for the craze.
*** Why Apple Is Apple And You Aren't
Jason Fried, Signal Vs. Noise
It's simple, effective, desirable and memorable. And it's a sock.
*** Is This The Announcement Australian Music Lovers Have Waited For? iTunes Music Store Comes To Australia?
Les Posen, CyberPsych Blog
*** The 2004 Indian Ocean Earthquake
Read more about the unfolding event over at Wikipedia <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2004_Indian_Ocean_earthquake>.
You can help via American Red Cross <http://www.redcross.org/article/0,1072,0_312_3870,00.html>, Australian Red Cross <http://1.redcross.org.au/?fuseaction=newsroom.latestnews&sub=339>, British Red Cross <http://www.redcross.org.uk/news_subsection.asp?id=40238>, and other similar organisations.
The Tomorrow Weblog
Emerging Technologies. Innovative Applications. New Economy
*** When Technology Became Cool Again
Andrew Leonard, Farhad Manjoo and Katharine Mieszkowski, Salon
Google, Firefox and digital cameras gave us reason to cheer in 2004. THen again, outsourcing, global warming and the politics of stem cells proved there is a dark side.
*** Despite Wal-Mart's Edict, Radio Tags Will Take Time
Barnaby J. Feder, New York Times
Wal-Mart's experience so far has served as a reminder that creating the future is not all that easy.
The other things in life
[Tech & Science]
*** With No Alert System, Indian Ocean Nations Were Vulnerable
Andrew C. Revkin, New York Times
"Outside the Pacific [Tsunamis] don't occur very often at all so the challenge is how to make people and government officials aware."
*** Just How Old Can He Go?
Steve Lohr, New York Times
Ray Kurzweil, an inventor fascinated with the connection between humans and computers, says that emerging trends in biotechnology are opening a realistic path to immortality.
*** A Little Journal For Nearly Every Literary Voice
Felicia Lee, New York Times
While Threepenny represents the trumph of the bookish little guy int he age of publishing giants and gossip magazines, it is a behemoth in a landscape crowded with 1,000 lliterary magazines.
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