MORE FROM JANIS IAN

Janis Ian wrote a thoughtful followup to her original article about the record industry – insightful comments on the wrongheadedness of the industry’s current approach to its “piracy problem” and suggestions for new business models that would offer consumers alternatives instead of alienating and insulting them. Here’s the original article if you missed it. […] continued

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PRINTER MANUFACTURER FUN

It should be fun to watch the printer market over the next six months or so.

Dell wants to market printers under its own name, instead of reselling everybody else’s printers – but Dell doesn’t particularly want to do its own research, development, or manufacturing, so it’s looking for a partner that will sell printers cheaply to Dell and let Dell put its own logo on the outside. […] continued

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WINDOWS 2000 SERVICE PACK 3

Microsoft has released Service Pack 3 for Windows 2000, a huge collection of security updates and bug fixes. When I get it on CD, I’ll be talking to my clients about it. Everyone else should probably watch the tech sites for a couple of weeks to be cautious, while a few hundred thousand people install it and give feedback. […] continued

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LORD OF THE RINGS DVD

The Fellowship of the Ring will be released on DVD in the next few days. But if you’re considering it, be careful! There’s going to be two versions released on DVD, and they’re staggering the releases hoping to trap the unwary into buying both.

This month sees the release of a 2-disc set that includes the original version of the film, plus a disc worth of extras. […] continued

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