Here's a positive story from the Middle East; an Israeli conductor giving free concerts to Palestinians. It is naive to think all the problems could be solved this way, but it sure is a hopeful channel. [ via Tim Bray ]
Well, you knew this was coming - Total Recall 2003 tee-shirts. Yeah, I bought one. "It's not a rumor" :)
More on the shortage of Rhesus monkeys, from CNN. These little guys are selling for $10,000! I didn't realize, but apparently they have been used in a lot of AIDS research. One might ask, is this really the best use for these valuable and unusual animals, but I won't. Well, okay, I will. Is it?
Nikon has introduced a camera with WiFi. That's pretty cool. Can anyone seriously doubt that this is the future? USB and even Firewire is not nearly as convenient. This camera is $3,500, but you know how these things go... [ via a pretty excited Jason DeFillippo ]
Joi Ito wonders Is streamripping legal? There are now several software products available which record music streams from online radio, making them available for Tivo-like later listening. The sound quality is not CD, but apparently it isn't bad, either. This certainly poses a tough philosophical problem for opponents of file-sharing.
Dan Gillmor reports Microsoft's answer to blogging will be Front Page enhancements combined with the SharePoint portal server. Pardon me if I'm not excited. I think they "get it" - there are a lot of Microsoft bloggers now - but they always seem to go for the most complicated solution.