World Poetry Day on tinywords.

A comment from Scot reminds me that you all might be interested to hear how last week’s World Poetry Day event on tinywords went. The short answer: Amazingly well! More than 60 poets from around the world (India, Ireland, Trinidad, Australia, the U.S., Mexico, and more) submitted their haiku online, and I read them all aloud at Yerba Buena, thanks to a solid WiFi connection from someone (not, curiously, the TMobile hotspot in the Starbucks adjacent, but some other, free signal — emanating from the Moscone Center beneath my feet, perhaps?)

Here are pictures and a writeup, and here’s the whole collection of World Poetry Day haiku.… Read the rest

World Poetry Day on tinywords.

Now They’re After You: Music Cops Target Users

From the April 2003 issue of PC World magazine

Millions of people download copyrighted songs and even movies from the Internet with little fear of being caught. That’s about to change.

“[The music industry is] starting to move down the food chain,” says Lawrence Hertz, a partner at New York law firm Hall Dickler Kent Goldstein and Wood, and a specialist in online law.… Read the rest

Now They’re After You: Music Cops Target Users