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- The :CueCat is a classic example of a broken business model. One can no longer (if, indeed, one ever could) put out a piece of hardware with the expectation that people will not seek to improve its operation with new software. [Linux Weekly News]
Perl and :CueCat Help You Roll Your Own Data Capture
- By Brent Michalski.
Privacy Concerns and The CueCat
- About the serial number and how to remove it. [Slashdot]
Surfing Off the Page
- Forbes magazine last week shipped its 810,000 subscribers a new computer gadget it hopes will turn its pages into a new form of hyperlink to the Internet, as part of an experiment aimed at bridging the divide between old and new media. [Washington Post]
The Cat Is Out Of The Bag
- Finally, I want to add my voice to the cacophony (cat-ophony?) of complaints, grouses, and amazement at the proliferation of the :CueCat from Digital Convergence. [Byte]
The Clause of the CueCat/Legal Language Could Shut Down Hardware Tinkerers
- This unimpressive little gadget has recently become the heart of a controversy involving independent software developers. The outcome could potentially set a new precedent in how consumers control and use the products they bring home. [SF Gate]
Turning CueCat Into a Cool Cat
- If you build it, someone will inevitably hack it. In the computer business, most manufacturers object when hordes of spotty teenagers tinker with their products. [Wired]
Why the world needs reverse engineers
- People engaged in reverse engineering are a check on the ability of companies to invade our privacy without our knowledge. [ZDNet]
Will privacy kill the CueCat?
- Concerns about its data-collection practices threaten Digital:Convergence's plans to roll out 50 million of the bar-code scanners by 2002. [ZDNet]
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