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MacOS News Around The Web Archives
Tuesday, November 5th, 2001

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Today's Column & Article Summaries

Free Speech Articles

The FBI Has Bugged Our Public Libraries - CTNow.com
It's a new assault on your privacy and personal freedoms: According to this article, the FBI is bugging computers used in libraries in a net being cast to try and catch would-be terrorists. It's an ugly development in an ugly assault on the principles that helped forge this nation, but it's coming from our own government. Read this article. It's an important issue.

Microsoft-Is-An-Unpunished-Yet-Convicted-Monopolist Articles

Microsoft: Freedom to Dominate - San Jose Mercury News
Our editor thought that he got an earful for daring to criticize the current administration's DoJ for the Microsoft settlement, but Dan Gilmore steps that up several notches. We like it. This piece says that the settlement is devoid of usefulness, that the Bush administration didn't do its job, and that we are all screwed unless we stop buying Microsoft products. A very, very, good read.

Shareholders to Microsoft: Pay out - News.com
It seems shareholders want some of the US$40 billion in cash that Microsoft has on hand. Microsoft says no way. This is one of the strangest companies on the planet. An amusing read.

Mac News

Woz's Danger targets Europe - Macworld UK
Macworld UK has information about efforts by Steve Wozniak to get the HipTop Communicator carried in France. An interesting read.

Mac Columns/Editorials

The Free Speech Letters (Charles Moore) - Low End Macs
Charles Moore shares some of the many letters he has received in regards to a free speech fracas that has developed over at Low End Mac. A good read.

The Practical Mac - Top 10 Ways Not to Get Hired - Low End Mac
Steve Watkins offers up 10 ways to absolutely guarantee that you will not get hired by a company for an network admin position. The humor is very dry, and we thoroughly enjoyed it, especially #10. A very entertaining read.

Copy Protection-Related Articles

Merger could spawn more copy-proof CDs - News.com
Two of the most vile companies in technology, Macrovision and Midbar Tech, have merged. These two companies spend their time trying to find better ways for labels to keep us from making copies of our legally owned music. Hopefully the merger indicates future problems in this area of the market place. A fine story in an area that makes us tense.

Other Free Speech Articles

China's Cyberwall Nearly Concrete - Wired
Speaking of free speech and privacy, that paragon of evilness, China's communist government, is really stepping up the censorship and arrests for people having the nerve to talk about things deemed inappropriate by the oligarchs in Beijing. Wired reports on efforts to get the US government to help fund anti-censorship measures. A very important issue, and a good read.

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MacOS News Around The Web Archives.

The MOSN (Very Informal) Rating System

We rate our articles using a very informal and highly subjective system. The purpose of Mac OS News Around The Web (MOSN) is to highlight articles that stand above or below the norm. Most of what we highlight is something we simply feel is good or important. We also include the occasional article that is just badly written, or better yet wrong. Sometimes, we even offer a good rootin' tootin' rant.

  • Good Read - The article is enjoyable for some reason, but not stellar. It may have a good angle or just be well written.
  • Very Good Read - Everything that a Good Read has, and then some.
  • Great Read - We give this rating quite rarely, and an article or editorial has to really knock our socks off to get it. This usually requires style in addition to substance.
  • Important Read - Some articles are important. They might state an opinion we think vital, or perhaps someone has uncovered some fiendish new plot, but Important Reads should be read. Now.
  • Fun Read - An entertaining article, usually comedic in nature. We are fond of satire, subtlety, and witty things that make pointed fun of Microsoft.
  • Entertaining Read - Unlike a Fun Read, an Entertaining Read just sort of tickles our fancy. Many Entertaining Reads are clever.
  • Interesting Read - This is a close cousin of the Entertaining Read. This article is something that caught our attention, but may not be spectacular, or even outstanding, in terms of writing style. That's usually what keeps an Interesting Read from being a Good Read or a Very Good Read.
  • Handy Read - A Handy Read is an article that is helpful in some way. It's almost always a tip piece, or some other kind of help article.
  • Frustrating Read - Sometimes spotted as an Annoying Read, this article is usually just a really stupid opinion. Sometimes it will even be a stupid opinion that is poorly written.
  • Really Bad Read - Most articles that fit this description are seldom worth our, or your, attention. Sometimes something is so bad, however, that we feel compelled to mention it so that you can avoid it. We're nice like that.
  • A Waste Of HTML - We haven't actually given this one out yet, but we are almost looking forward to the day we do so.

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