Saturday, March 30, 2002


Gonzo Marketing is 3,518 this morning on Amazon. Do you think there's a way to submit sufficient proofs of purchase to be politely excused from the next "you guys are a lower form of life than moldy toe-cheese" edition of EGR? (Nah, forget I asked. "Sufficient" might require leasing extra storage space. And just for the receipts...)

Kevin, thanks for the link to Thomas's site. Cause-oriented Gonzo - I think I read about that somewhere? Now, if we could only secure a partner for Thomas with influence, ahem, somewhat broader than our own. I like the artwork, especially The Tiger, and the fact that even Dad displays a piece, although "not officially a child."

Thomas Pacheco

Thomas Pacheco is a bright, loving, and happy seven-year-old who was diagnosed on March 7, 2002 with a rare cancer.
Thomas will lose his right eye and eye socket to this cancer, and will subsequently undergo at least six months of chemotherapy. This horrible course of treatment is Thomas's best hope, but he is fighting a rare and tenacious cancer with long-term survival rates of less than thirty percent.

Friday, March 29, 2002

Monday, March 25, 2002

Resistance is Futile...

I work in a place where most of the employees have hockey sticks in their offices (it's a Canadian thing). Most of our great ideas or solutions come after a 20 minute hockey break when all seems lost. Smart employers realize that people need these kinds of breaks and if they don't get it, there is nothing. It doesn't matter how hard they work if they are stuck. Doing the same thing and expecting different results is insanity.

Sunday, March 24, 2002

It's time to invest in home-detention anklets...

because we don't have the jails to house the multitudes who would violate the proposed Act. Its efforts to preserve "the limitations on the exclusive rights of copyright owners, including the fair use doctrine," and to restrict security measures that flat-out prevent copying, appear half-hearted. And leaving fair use considerations aside for a moment, seeking to eliminate a crime by banning the means of carrying it out seems better suited to guns than computers and mp3 players. I'm sure there will be discussion and debate in the legal press and I'll keep my eyes open and try to point you toward anything that looks worthwhile.

Sorry for my silence

The CBDTPA actually being filed knocked me off balance. I know it has been coming, but its sheer unmitigated effrontery and foolishness takes some digesting.
I'd love to hear your take on it Denise, or any pointers to lawyers discussing it. I'll pass on your 'weblogs for lawyers' paper to my friendly neighbourhood lawyers. Consiering how weblogs facilitate citation, it should be a natural fit for them.