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Technology TopicI have barely used this wireless card in the laptop, but I’m hooked
(or unhooked, depending on how you think about it.) Now I’m going to
look around for the very cheapest access point I can find. I know they
are coming out with bigger, better stuff all the time so rather than
pay a premium to get the state of the art as of August 2002, I’d
rather pay a discount to get the state of the art as of January
2001. They will both be out of date soon enough. I think $50 is my
price – if I can find one for that, I go for it.

There is a promotion going on at Fictionwise as part of their Open an Ebook
promotion
. Come get them while they are relatively cheap! I’m
constantly telling people about the electronic book experience and
slowly people are acting less skeptible. At some point the kneejerk
opposition to the entire medium can be replaced with simple consumer
dynamics – you might like it or not, but people won’t dismiss out of
hand something they never actually tried for themselves.

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Music TopicToday’s band of the day is another one I
have to hedge a little on the major label front. They are the amazing
Primus! These guys have an amazing collection of their bootlegs available on the site, and they
have for many years. They rotate them through – there are currently
15 full concerts up there. Good god! Les Claypool is
an amazing musician, and he really seems to be exercising his Pink
Floyd fetish. One of the bootleg shows is from the Fearless Frog
Brigade tour where they played a bunch of 70’s and 80’s prog rock
including doing the entire Floyd Animals album. Dave
says “Thumbs up, Primus!!”