Archive for August, 2006

Culver City Offers Free Wi-fi ‘EnterNot’ Access

Monday, August 28th, 2006

Culver City is offering public wi-fi access to the Internet with two big caveats: It’s not really the Internet, and to use it you agree to give up your civil rights.
That’s right. First, they offer Internet access, but you must agree to “limited” Internet access. And they don’t mean limited hours of the […]

HarperCollins’ Defensive Offense — or Offensive Defense

Thursday, August 3rd, 2006

It is hard to know what to make of HarperCollins’ new initiative to allow book browsing. Bookstores have long permitted customers to browse books on display – a shrink-wrapped book is more likely to be passed over. For online shoppers, services like Amazon.com’s online book-browsing are a terrific complement to reading reviews, […]