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Thursday, 03 July 2003

Thursday Morning

  • Bronwen gets the credit for this one: scary octodog hotdogs and (as usual), trust the Japanese to take an already bizarre food preparation to terrifying levels.
  • Infosync brings news of a new survey commissioned for Cingular: men talk more than women on wireless phones, for the third year in a row. Men averaged 438 minutes per month compared to 377 for women
  • Apple receives vindication for its year of the laptop--CNet is reporting that notebook sales in May 2003 increased 33 percent from April and 58 percent from May 2002, with laptops capturing 54 percent of all retail computer revenue in May. The average laptop price was $1,294, more than $250 less than May last year.
  • BBC Radio 2 ran an interesting set of programmes last night: The Great British Music Debate covered everything from piracy to the big labels; I managed to catch around fifteen minutes of it driving around. Best quote was from a BPI spokesman who was convinced that rocketing CDR sales could only be explained in terms of people burning illegal MP3s to them.
  • Adrian has a full writeup of day one of the TedMed3 conference.
  • Guardian/PA: European parliament lifts GM food ban - "The European parliament today lifted the ban on genetically modified foods, instead choosing to impose a strict labelling regime that could stave off a trade war with the US." See also coverage at BBC News.
  • Free books for Microsoft Reader.

2 comments and trackbacks

Perhaps you should re-write bullet number 2?


Posted by: Ross on July 3, 2003 04:32 PM

Oops. Thanks for that, fixed now!

Posted by: Dan Hon on July 3, 2003 05:31 PM


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