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Faster Forward: March 11, 2007 - March 17, 2007

More Tax Talk

Nobody's proved that a thousand monkeys typing away will reproduce the works of Shakespeare, but we know what 535 representatives and senators can concoct if left alone. And it's not pretty. It's not the amount of tax I owe that bothers me. It's how that's determined: We've allowed a fundamental...

By Rob Pegoraro  |  March 15, 2007; 8:24 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (15)
Categories:  Gripes  
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Cut Off By Comcast

The Boston Globe ran one of those "wish I'd had that" stories yesterday--a look at how Comcast has been cutting off the Internet service of customers for violating an acceptable-use policy that the company won't spell out. The piece begins: Amanda Lee of Cambridge received a call from Comcast Corp....

By Rob Pegoraro  |  March 13, 2007; 4:48 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Telecom  
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Rules For The Digital-TV Transition

What sort of help will be provided to households with old, analog-only TVs when analog broadcasts vanish from the airwaves in 2009? The answer to this mysterious aspect of the switch from analog to digital television just got a little clearer. Earlier today, the Commerce Department's National Telecommunications and Information...

By Rob Pegoraro  |  March 12, 2007; 5:42 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Video  
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Battling Spam and Spyware

Last week, the Post's Business section featured a couple of stories that suggest we might be getting smarter about how to deal with two plagues of modern computing--spam and spyware. First, Cindy Skrzycki (one of the few people with a byline more spellcheck-proof than my own) wrote in her Regulators...

By Rob Pegoraro  |  March 12, 2007; 6:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  The business we have chosen  
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