Steven den Beste explains why "the price-to-performance lead for PCs over Macs continues to grow."
Andy Borowitz says a recently discovered tape may mean that Al Gore is still alive.
MyLifeBits: a Microsoft project to build multimedia databases that chronicle and make searchable your entire life. One of the developers says, "Imagine being able to run a Google-like search on your life."
Is Wi-Fi the Next Big Thing? (NY Times, registration required.)
Joe Soucheray--another great columnist we can read easily because of the magic of the Net--humorously demolishes the argument that we should be mad at supermodels because "they don't look like real women." Mr. Soucheray says, "Lingerie models look like real women should."
Michael Kinsley has a funny look at his participation in the National Book Awards.
Today brings new insight into the NY Times and its fans. William Sjostrom dissects a dopey Times editorial. And Maureen Dowd reveals that "a gaggle of my girlfriends"--who I guess are mostly middle-aged, since Maureen is--"are surreptitiously smitten with Eminem." One says, ""My 11-year-old daughter is repulsed that I like him." Well, DUH!
Send pizza, donuts, or hamburgers to Israeli soldiers.
Paper by four Microsoft researchers which concludes, as have economist Hal Varian and others, that copy protection and digital rights management schemes will likely fail to control illegal copying. (Link is to a Microsoft Word doc.)