New York Times columnist and economist Paul Krugman started a bit of a scuffle with his column about how "freeconomics" is affecting various content industries, including music and books. In a post at Silicon Alley Insider, Hank Williams slams Krugman for joining what he calls "the freetards" -- and says that he expected better from…

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I just had to point to this (hat tip goes to Dave Fleet, who posted the link on Twitter). It's a blog post at the Privacy Commissioner of Canada's site, with some photos from a demonstration about net neutrality and "bandwidth shaping" by carriers like Bell Canada. As the post says, the office "is currently…
There's lots of buzz out there about how Microsoft supremo Steve Ballmer figures the newspaper will be dead in 10 years -- oh yes, and magazines too (Erick Schonfeld has just added his two cents over at TechCrunch). Here's what Ballmer said to the Washington Post: "Here are the premises I have. Number one, there…

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