Microsoft, UK Schools and the OFT

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Microsoft’s UK Schools Licence has been referred to the OFT. As it should be: the requirement for schools licensed under the School Agreement to licence Microsoft software for all their eligible computers, regardless of whether schools then choose to install the licensed Microsoft software on all those computers included within the licensing terms. This is like a barber’s saying that …

Cramming – telemarketers’ new tool

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Telemarketer reveals tricks of trade. Nasty. Surprised consumers often complain when they find an unexplained $30 charge on their bill, the former employee, who requested anonymity, said. Epixtar then produces phone recordings proving that the charges were authorized. Nasca said those recordings, which are made with consumers

Why online piracy isn’t shoplifting

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Dan Bricklin writes a game-changing note discussing why online piracy isn’t shoplifting. Summary: online piracy is like watching and listening to the open air concerts at Kenwood from outside the enclosure. There’s a potential loss of income (in that you might have bought a ticket or might have paid Sky for the service) but no direct harm to the venue. …

Cramming – telemarketers’ new tool

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Telemarketer reveals tricks of trade. Nasty. Surprised consumers often complain when they find an unexplained $30 charge on their bill, the former employee, who requested anonymity, said. Epixtar then produces phone recordings proving that the charges were authorized. Nasca said those recordings, which are made with consumers

Cramming – telemarketers’ new tool

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Telemarketer reveals tricks of trade. Nasty. Surprised consumers often complain when they find an unexplained $30 charge on their bill, the former employee, who requested anonymity, said. Epixtar then produces phone recordings proving that the charges were authorized. Nasca said those recordings, which are made with consumers

What the dotcommers do next

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Ever wondered what a billionnaire dotcommer does when they get bored of IT? The answer: they look to space. In some ways, this could make the dotcom boom worthwhile – a transfer of monies from gullible (or fraudulently mislead) investors to a serious project to expand human operations off the planet.

Joel on office space

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Joel on Software – Finding an Office in New York City is a must-read about the nasty shenanigans that I’m sure are common to property letting everywhere. Particular favourites: the “broom clean” clause and pegging rent rises to the non-existent porter’s wage.