Articles posted on August 22nd, 2003

Ed Quillen (Denver Post) on copyright law

Friday, August 22nd, 2003 • 11:21 pm

In an August 19 article for the Denver Post, Ed Quillen argues convincingly that copyright laws are more harmful than no laws at all, and primarily serve the interests of lawyers and major entertainment companies (i.e. their executives and shareholders, mostly). When a law that is supposed to protect creators and creativity actually ends up […]

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New “Apple Peel” column at

Friday, August 22nd, 2003 • 9:43 pm

My latest “Apple Peel” column is up at “Parliant’s PhoneValet: Put Your Mac at the Service of Your Old Analog Phone Line ” It’s a cross between a column and a review, actually. CHECK it out and let me know what you think!

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Globe and Mail article on viruses and system software updates

Friday, August 22nd, 2003 • 4:02 pm

Sandy McMurray has a good article on computer viruses in the August 20 issue of Canada’s Globe and Mail — and should be lauded for mentioning Macintosh computers. McMurray makes the very valid point that part of the problem is that, for various reasons, people don’t apply the system software updates that their computer recommends […]

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