Richard Stallman writes: "The BBC invited me to write an article for their column series, The Tech Lab, and this is what I sent them. (It refers to a couple of other articles published in that series.) But the BBC was unwilling to publish it with a copying permission notice, so I have published it here."
byolinux writes: Eric needs help. At LinuxWorld SF 2006, he said "We have a serious problem. Whenever I try to pitch Linux to anyone under 30, the question I get is: 'Will it work with my iPod? We are not yet as a community making the painful compromises need to achieve widespread desktop market share. Until we do, we will get locked out of more hardware." — it seems Eric needs someone to send him a virtual hug, by way of an iPod. He can plug it into his GNU/Linux computer and he'll see just how well free software can work with his new toy. Maybe he'll even add support for it in Fetchmail