A quick news update before I go to bed…
- Survey says the witch-hunt is working. One in seven adults have stopped illegally downloading music since the record industry crackdown. But the Pew Internet and American Life Project reports that the number of Americans who download music – including legal music – has increased from 18 million in November to 23 million in February.
- President Bush says read my lips, no net taxes, but Congress may not agree. The Senate is debating whether to renew the Internet tax moratorium.
- The newest Bagle variant contains poetry of a sort:
“Unique people make unique things
That things stay beyond the normal life and common understanding
The problem is that people don’t understand such wild things,
Like a man did never understand the wild life.”
Fortunately the code is as bad as the verse and the virus is not spreading very fast.
Listen in tomorrow at 6:45a Pacific for my weekly news commentary on KGO 810 AM in San Francisco.