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Date: Fri, 20 Apr 2001 16:59:58 -0400
From: Keith Dawson <>
Subject: TBTF ping for 2001-04-20: Reviving
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TBTF ping for 2001-04-20: Reviving

    T a s t y   B i t s   f r o m   t h e   T e c h n o l o g y   F r o n t

    Timely news of the bellwethers in computer and communications
    technology that will affect electronic commerce -- since 1994

    Your Host: Keith Dawson

    ISSN: 1524-9948

    This issue: < >

    To comment on this issue, please use this forum at Quick Topic:
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Q u o t e   O f   T h e   M o m e n t

    Even organizations that promise "privacy for their customers" rarely
    if ever promise "continued privacy for their former customers..."
    Once you cancel your account with any business, their promises of
    keeping the information about their customers private no longer
    apply... you're not a customer any longer.

    This is in the large category of business behaviors that individuals
    would consider immoral and deceptive -- and businesses know are not

    -- "_ankh," writing on the XNStalk mailing list

..TBTF's long hiatus is drawing to a close

    Hail subscribers to the TBTF mailing list. Some 2,000 [1] of you
    have signed up since the last issue [2] was mailed on 2000-07-20.
    This brief note is the first of several I will send to this list to
    excise the dead addresses prior to resuming regular publication.

    While you time the contractions of the newsletter's rebirth, I in-
    vite you to read the TBTF Log [3] and sign up for its separate free
    subscription. Send "subscribe" (no quotes) with any subject to . I mail out collected Log items on Sun-

    If you need to stay more immediately on top of breaking stories,
    pick up the TBTF Log's syndication file [4] or read an aggregator
    that does. Examples are Slashdot's Cheesy Portal [5], Userland [6],
    and Sitescooper [7]. If your news obsession runs even deeper and you
    own an SMS-capable cell phone or PDA, sign up on TBTF's WebWire-
    lessNow portal [8]. A free call will bring you the latest TBTF Log
    headline, Jargon Scout [9] find, or Siliconium [10].

    Two new columnists have bloomed on TBTF since last summer: Ted By-
    field's roving_reporter [11] and Gary Stock's UnBlinking [12]. Late-
    ly Byfield has been writing in unmatched depth about ICANN, but the
    roving_reporter nym's roots are in commentary at the intersection of
    technology and culture. Stock's UnBlinking latches onto topical sub-
    jects and pursues them to the ends of the Net. These writers' voices
    are compelling and utterly distinctive.


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