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Archive for January, 2005

It’s Back to Communism

Posted: Thursday, January 6th, 2005 @ 6:24 pm in Free Software | Comments Off on It’s Back to Communism

As nearly everyone has pointed out, Bill Gates is telling the world that Intellectual Property moderates are, in fact, communists. This type of craziness isn’t new, not even for Microsoft. Way back in 2000, I wrote about how free software is, in fact, pro-capitalism. Then, after an MS executive first employed the “Communist” name-calling in […]

Air Travel Pricing Insanity

Posted: Sunday, January 2nd, 2005 @ 5:14 pm in General | 3 Comments »

With the new year comes the beginning of airline fare sanity? I certainly hope so. The major airlines have long had fantastically complicated pricing schemes. Supposedly, these schemes are necessary to keep air travel affordable and airline companies alive. I don’t believe it, in large part because many of the consequences of these pricing schemes […]