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Saturday, February 25, 2006

Entrez PubMed
Health Manag Technol. 2001 Aug;22(8):28-9. Related Articles, Links
Connection tops collection. Peer-to-peer technology lets caregivers access necessary data, upon request, without using a repository.
Brailer DJ.

Mandriva 2006 to be 1st Linux Desktop to Offer Built-in Online Music Service Feature Through Mindawn @ SYS-CON BRASIL
Mindawn, on the other hand, works with all three major platforms including Linux. With Mindawn's cross-platform client software, users can hear a full preview of the entire song, unlike competing services which only offer brief excerpts.
Too bad there aren't more bands signed up.

Slashdot | Cringely on P2P vs Streaming Data Centers
Cringely choruses that secure P2P is the solution to delivering not only high quality video but also to audiences that scale in the millions.

In Sony's Stumble, the Ghost of Betamax - New York Times
The PlayStation is more than a game system to them; it's one of their attempts to own the digital living room.
The Blu-ray group's board also approved an encryption technology called BD+, which Mr. Majidimehr, Microsoft's vice president for Windows digital media, deemed superfluous.
Hewlett-Packard worried that the software included in the Blu-ray format would cost so much in royalties that H-P would be unable to add affordable DVD drives to its computers.
"DVD's are about movies and people watch them in their living rooms," he said. "How many people actually use their computer drives to sit and watch movies?"

Open Access News
HIV Medicine 2005, a medical textbook freely available over the Internet, will be downloaded more than 50,000 times in a year. At a cost of 52 € per copy, global savings (for those who otherwise would have bought the book) or added value (for those who would not have bought it) will exceed 2,500,000 €.
This economics is just as bad is the recording industry multiplying out the number of copies pirated by the market value of the items to come up with total damages.  You can't value consumption decisions at market value if people chose not to participate in the market.  It makes a nice rhetorical device, but it's lousy in the truth department.



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