March 3rd, 2005


Paradigms of commerce in the digital age

I wrote up a lot of babble in an email just now about how commerce should restructure to pay content and value producers directly instead of (or in addition to) being based on distribution of copies (as replication of information has little inherent cost)...

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Lighters Added to Prohibited Items List

The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) announced that all lighters will be prohibited from sterile areas of airports and onboard aircraft. This action is in response to a provision in the Intelligence Reform and Terrorism Prevention Act of 2004, which was signed into law by the President on December 17, 2004. TSA Screeners will begin to enforce the ban on April 14, 2005.

For more information, please see the TSA web site at