Wednesday, September 17, 2003

Shut Up 'n' Play Yer Guitar
The music makers are spending a lot of time and money in
trying to stop the illegal download of tracks over the Internet.
Instead, they should try and give their audience enough output, value
and reason to assure that their music is sold legally.

Tuesday, September 16, 2003

Cancun Trade Talks Fail
The failure of Cancun talks shouldn't be seen as a negotiation-complete
situation by the member countries. Some success in bringing about
meaningful changes to the exisitng trade policies could have benefited
millions of poor and not-so-fortunate traders.
Read Ronald Bailey's interesting obeservation where he covers all that
the poor and rich countries have lost in the process of failed
compromise at Cancun.

Linux in Space
The first element of the International Space Station (ISS)
has already been launched from Baikonur, Russia.
The Eurpoean Space Agency has come up with some softwares toward
its contribution to the ISS Space program. Two of these software programs
run on Linux. This article presents an overview of these products, and the
future of Linux in the space industry.

Friday, September 12, 2003

Turn raw data into intelligence
Organizations today laregly depend on the information
they possess that they can use to drive towards customer
satisafaciton and hence, better business. However, vast
volumes of data collected does not necessarily become
information unless processed in an efficient manner.
Read this interesting article by Reena Choudhary, where
she discusses a statistical strategy to capture data, called
Business Intelligence.

The Origin of Sex
The reproduction behavior of many living beings
is a mystery to space scientists and astro-biologists.
They are trying to know the real reason that caused
the origin of sexual intimacy. Read this thought provoking
article by Robert Roy Britt, which describes a possible cosmic
solution to why we ever chose to indulge in sex.

Thursday, September 11, 2003

Trade is the way out of poverty
The protestors of WTO at Cancun are stripping naked
to shut the free-trade down. WTO policies need certain
reforms in order to truly pull the world out of the poverty
mode. The protestors need to be persuaded that WTO is a
goal worth fighting for. Read Ronald Bailey's view on the subject.

SUV critics hold consumers in contempt
Is Big Bad? Read this article to find out if it is, when it comes to SUVs.
What is an SUV?