February 07, 2004

Around the Web Today

Posted by shonk at 01:59 AM in Uncategorized Current Events | TrackBack

In the news

  • Great taste, less privacy — the magnetic strip on the back of your driver’s license contains more data than you might like. And bars and restaurants see this as a great source for marketing data. As if this should surprise anyone.

Other interesting links

  • The Sound…Of Silence — there are at least nine different tracks of utter silence available on the iTunes Music Store. At 99 cents a pop. Disappointing to note that John Cage’s 4’33” is not, apparently, among them.

I wonder if there is a way to render this barcode unreadable, though I'm sure there is legislation prohibiting such activity.

On a slightly related note, I can't stand it when people refer to the license to drive as a "privelege." I don't feel especially priveleged while utilizing the roads I unwittingly paid for.

Posted by: mock at February 7, 2004 10:29 AM