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It's about time they realized they were "shooting themselves in the foot", to borrow El Reg's phrasing."
"The era of levies is over," said one participant. "Government isn't going to step in and hand us a business."
- Prosecuting end users is silly — when you can monetise them
- Since "piracy" today means "get free music", the future has to offer something that "feels like free"
- Vastly wealthier industries than the music business today profit from the demand for recorded music — without giving anything back. That isn't fair, and it's got to change
- Digital music services of the future need a better deal than the begrudging and piecemeal licenses offered so far by rights holders: but these have to be so attractive only the suicidal would want to turn it down.
"Many of the stories here are being told for the first time — and as they unravel, we can ask why Britain had a consumer electronics giant that never was.
I've tried to answer the question in three parts. A look at the Protea project — which produced the Series 5 and gives an insight into Psion's skills. Then we pick up the story after the launch of the computer, up to Psion's exit from the consumer electronics business after 18 years, in 2001. Finally the key figures tell the story in their own words.
"[A]n alliance of Northrop Grumman, Lockheed Martin, and L-3 Communications has duplicated the AESA ground tests in the air, using a Raptor radar mounted in a BAC 1-11 test plane to exchange data with a ground station at 274 Mbit/sec, "fully duplex". AESA radars are well able to handle two simultaneous information streams, apparently. All you need is an "off-the-shelf, L-3 programmable modem".
The amount of time between slipping on the peel and landing on the pavement is precisely 1 bananosecond.