I’m writing to let you know about Universal Music Group’s (UMG) new copyprotection scheme for compact discs.
UMG has chosen to take the low road in the fight against music piracy byinstituting a troublesome, technically immature copy-protection scheme onselect UMG compact discs.
The problem with UMG’s approach is that it disallows the ‘fair use’ of UMG’scopyrighted work. Because the CDs can’t be copied or backed up to a computerhard disk, people who purchase UMG compact discs can’t make a copy of themusic they’ve paid for – they must lug around the CD everywhere they goinstead of making a legal copy of the music for easy portability. Peoplewith notebook computers or .mp3 players won’t be able to take their musicalong in a more portable form – ever.
Looking back over 2001, the Year of Titanium, a few good peripherals have stood out in their ability to change life with the Ti for the better. A welcome to Peter’s first-ever Ultimate List to the BookEndz docking station, LaCie and MCE drives, Contour mouse, Griffin PowerMate, and in a nod to the mothership, the venerable Airport.
I work for an Apple reseller in [removed], and here Apple has an internal training program. Today, someone screwed up. they posted, albeit VERY briefly, the new G4 specs, in their entirety. So here they are:
Suppose you’re rolling down the street in your Escalade on 20-inch rims and your record label calls. You reach past your US$100k worth of platinum chains and pull out a plastic cell phone. Plastic? plastic! You’ve got to be kidding. Here’s the solution to your problems…
Do you remember a few years ago when Wells Fargo decided to drop Quicken for Mac support? After the Apple community rattled their cages, Wells Fargo changed their position and kept their Quicken for Mac support. Well, I am a Bank of America customer and a proud Quicken 2002 for MacOS X user. Unfortunately, here’s the letter I received today: