Guide to Free Software and Web Apps

This is from Lifehacker.  I love this site.  They are doing something right.  Every other time I click on a good story in Digg it turns out to be from Lifehacker.  Enjoy!

Best of 2007 Free SOftware and Web Apps

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Copyright chaos: A reality check!

An excerpt from Utah Law Professor John Tehranian’s article HERE:

“The dichotomy between copyright law and norms is profound yet underappreciated. On any given day, for example, even the most law-abiding American engages in thousands of actions that likely constitute copyright infringement. The widespread use of peer-to-peer (P2P) file-sharing technology, which has enabled ordinary Americans to become mass copyright infringers with spectacular ease, has brought the law/norm gap to light. However, the problem extends far beyond P2P activities. We are, technically speaking, a nation of constant infringers.”

Intercepting Iran’s Take on America

Thomas Friedman’s take on what is wrong with our country!

“There are two intelligence analyses that are relevant to the balance of power between the U.S. and Iran — one is the latest U.S. assessment of Iran, which certainly gave a much more complex view of what is happening there. The other is the Iranian National Intelligence Estimate of America, which — my guess — would read something like this:”

Read the full article HERE

Our Troops Must Leave Iraq

 Walter Cronkite makes the case for leaving Iraq…NOW!

“The American people no longer support the war in Iraq. The war is being carried on by a stubborn president who, like Lyndon Johnson and Richard Nixon during the Vietnam War, does not want to lose. But from the beginning this has been an ill-considered and poorly prosecuted war that, like the Vietnam War, has diminished respect for America. We believe Mr. Bush would like to drag the war on long enough to hand it off to another president…..”

Read the article HERE