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Saturday,  06/07/03  09:53 AM

Instapundit on the state of things in France.  Not good.  The illness is serious.

Shareware Amateurs vs. Shareware Professionals.  If you like coding and think you could build something people would pay for, please read this.  [ via Dave Winer, via Chris Pirillo ]

The most linked meme in the blogosphere at the moment is Thomas Edison, Intellectual Property, and the Recording Industry.  A fascinating and balanced review.  It turns out the RIAA is duplicating exactly the mistakes made a century ago.  "Those who do not learn from history are doomed to repeat it."  Here are chapter 2,chapter 3, chapter 4, and chapter 5.


Maine Solar System Model

Saturday,  06/07/03  08:27 PM

Saturn modelThe Maine Solar System Model is coming along nicely.  At scale 1:93,000,000 the distance from the Sun (50ft. diameter) to Pluto (1" diameter) is 40 miles.  Looking at the pictures, it really gives you a sense of how far apart the planets are compared to their size.  Very cool.  At this scale the Earth is the size of a softball, and is 1 mile from the Sun.


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