July 2003 Archives
Two US Representatives introduced a bill in the House today that would require parental consent before childern could use peer-to-peer file sharing software. The "Protecting Children from Peer-to-Peer Pornography Act" (the PCPPPA?) is the work of Pennsylvania Republican Joe Pitts, and Louisiana Democrat Chris John.
Manhattan Users' Guide is reporting on an effort to save the landmark from the tender mercies of the PA's upgrade plans. We can all help by making our objections known:
Please send letters protesting the needless damage the Port Authority is poised to commit. Say that you support the Municipal Art Society alternative, which preserves the entire building and function.If you've never had a chance to fly from the terminal, these pictures (from David Gallagher's very cool Lightningfield photoblog) give you some idea of the soaring, supple grace with which it conveys a sense of delight with travel.
Letters should go to:
Port Authority of NY & NJ
225 Park Avenue South, 9th Floor
New York, NY 10003
Philip Brito, Manager
NY Airports District Office
Federal Aviation Administration
600 Old Country Road, Suite 446
Garden City, New York 11530
with copies to:
Bernadette Castro, Commissioner
NY State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation
Agency Building 1, Empire State Plaza
Albany, NY 12238
Don Klima, Executive Director
Advisory Council on Historic Preservation
Old Post Office Building
1100 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Suite 809
Washington, D.C. 20004
Wiley Technology Publishing, a unit of John Wiley & Sons, agreed last year to publish the book. But after Mr. Huang delivered the manuscript five months ago, the publisher backed out over concerns that the Digital Millennium Copyright Act of 1998 made it illegal to disseminate information about how to circumvent copyright protection.
what can i say? it's hard work, this "working for a living" thing. at least i've (just barely) managed to post something before the one-year-hiatus mark.