New York Times sued over Boston.com’s linking practice

In this CNET article, GateHouse Media object on the grounds of copyright infringement because the NYT uses the headline and first sentence, but their real gripe is that it links directly to the article, not to the front page, and they are losing advertising revenue. The NYT should link the articles to the front page […]

How the Internet affects our future

Salon discusses the Internet and the two poles of “Google is making us stupid” and “the Internet will liberate humanity.” In “A Brief History of Everything”, Ken Wilber resurrected Arthur Koestler’s holons: autonomous structures that are themselves part of a larger structure, for instance, cells within our body.  We ourselves are part of the larger […]

How a bank robber makes bail

Suppose I robbed a bank of $1 million (they don’t usually carry that much cash, but I raided the safe deposit boxes, too.)  Later that same day, I reaped as much at another bank.  I repeated that every day, all my life, until — oops! — I got caught. Think I’d be able to make […]