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It took us 30 years for the first 2584 ! That's the 35 WEEKS of 2003 as Compared to ~30 YEARS!!! Here Is A Sample Of What Books Were Being Done Around #2584 Apr Apr Apr Apr Apr Apr Apr Apr Apr Apr Apr Apr Apr Apr Apr Apr Apr Apr Apr Apr Apr Apr Apr Apr Apr Apr Apr Apr Apr 2001 2001 2001 2001 2001 2001 2001 2001 2001 2001 2001 2001 2001 2001 2001 2001 2001 2001 2001 2001 2001 2001 2001 2001 2001 2001 2001 2001 2001 Queen Sheba's Ring, by H. Rider Haggard [HRH #10][] Heartsease or Brother's Wife by Charlotte M. Yonge[] War and Peace, by by Leo Tolstoy/Tolstoi[Leo T #9][] Legends and Tales, by Bret Harte [Bret Harte #31][] Urban Sketches, by Bret Harte [Bret Harte #30][] Mrs. Skaggs's Husbands, by Bret Harte[B Harte #29][] Awakening & To Let, John Galsworthy[Forsyte#3JG#6][] Ramsey Milholland, by Booth Tarkington/Booth T.#10[] Indian Summer of a Forsyte, by John Galsworthy[#5][] Guy Mannering, by Walter Scott [Walter Scott #13][] Experiences of a Bandmaster, by John Philip Sousa [] Stories by English Authors in Scotland, Scribs Ed.[] Life Is A Dream, by Pedro Calderon de la Barca [] The first 498 Bernoulli Numbers[Math Constant #22][] The The The The The first 1001 Fibonacci Numbers[Math Constant#21][] first 1000 Euler Numbers [Math Constant #20][] Value of Zeta(3) to 1,000,000 Places[Math #19][] Modern Regime V2, by Hippolyte A. Taine OCFV6[] Modern Regime V1, by Hippolyte A. Taine OCFV5[] 2602 2601 2600 2599 2598 2597 2596 2595 2594 2590 2589 2588 2587 2586 2585 2584 2583 2582 2581 2580 2579 2578 2577 2576 2575 2574 2573 2572 2571 2570 2569 2568 2567 2566 2565 2564 2563 2562 2561 2560 2559 2558 2557

The French Revolution V3, by Hippolyte Taine OCFV4[] The French Revolution V2, by Hippolyte Taine OCFV3[] The French Revolution V1, by Hippolyte Taine OCFV2[] The Ancient Regime, by Hippolyte A. Taine OCFV1[] Alps and Sanctuaries, by Samuel Butler [Butler #5][] Confessions of an Inquiring Spirit, Coleridge #2[] On the Frontier, by Bret Harte [Bret Harte #28][] The Caged Lion, by Charlotte M. Yonge [Yonge #2] [] Decay of the Art of Lying, by Mark Twain [MT#17][] Peace, by Aristophanes [Aristophanes #2][]

Mar 2001 Two Men of Sandy Bar, by Bret Harte[Bret Harte#27][] Mar 2001 The Day's Work [Vol. 1], by Rudyard Kipling[RK#14][] Mar 2001 Trent's Last Case, by E.C.(Edmund Clerihew)Bentley[] [This was the British title. US Title: The Woman in Black] Mar 2001 A Plea for Captain John Brown, by Thoreau [HDT #4][] Mar 2001 How to Fail in Literature, by Andrew Lang[Lang#26][] Mar Mar Mar Mar Mar Mar Mar Mar Mar 2001 2001 2001 2001 2001 2001 2001 2001 2001 The Story of the Glittering Plain, by Wm. Morris 4[] Wanderings Among South Sea Savages by H. W. Walker[] Memoirs of the Comtesse du Barry by Lamothe-Langon[?] The Clouds, by Aristophanes [Aristophanes #1][] Robert Falconer, by George MacDonald [GM #10][] The Three Partners, by Bret Harte [Bret Harte #26][] Man of Property, by John Galsworthy[Forsyte#1JG#4][] Poems, by George P. Morris [] Old Mother West Wind, by Thornton W. Burgess[TB#4][]

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At 2584 eBooks Done In The 245 Days Of 2003 We Averaged 10.5 Per Day 73.5 Per Week 321.5 Per Month The production statistics are calculated based on full weeks' production, each production-week starts/ends Wednesday noon, starts with the first Wednesday of January. January 1st was the first Wednesday of 2003, and thus ended PG's production year of 2002 and began the production year of 2003 at noon. This year there will be 53 Wednesdays, thus one extra week. ***Headline News*** [PG Editor's Comments In Brackets] From Newsscan: CALLING ALL SPAMMERS Who would ever have thought? It turns out that spammers need online community, too, and they can find it at The Bulk Club -- a support group for junk e-mailers. The overnight success of The Bulk Club (159 members

signed up since its launch six months ago) belies the stereotype of the spammer as lone sociopath, lurking in the Internet's shadows. In fact, the club's rapidly swelling membership signals a move on the part of spammers to circle the wagons in an effort to protect and legitimize the embattled bulk e-mail industry. And what do members get for their $20 per month fee? Access to a variety of how-to articles (such as "How to Spoof"), spamming software, a members' message board and "300,000 FRESH e-mails/week." Also, thanks to a Web site security flaw uncovered last week, they received a bit of unwanted publicity -- the entire Bulk Club membership roster was revealed, including some of the biggest names in bulk e-mailing: Damon Decrescenzo, a Florida junk e-mail who's been sued by both Microsoft and Amazon; Internet porn king Seth Warshavsky; and John Milton -- an alias used by former neo-Nazi Davis Wolfgang Hawke -- and Jon Thau, both of whom are responsible for many of those penis enlargement ads you might have received. ( 2 Sep 2003),1284,60224,00.html AMAZON SUES SPAMMERS has filed federal lawsuits against 11 e-mail marketers it accuses of faking their e-mail addresses to appear as though the messages were sent by Amazon (a practice that is known as "spoofing" and is linked with spam abuses). The research firm IDC predicts that half of all external corporate e-mail -- more than 2 trillion messages this year -- will be spam. (USA Today 26 Aug 2003) EARTHLINK SUES SPAMMERS EarthLink, the third largest U.S. Internet service provider, has sued 100 spammers located mostly in Alabama and Canada, alleging they used stolen credit cards, identity theft and banking fraud to pay for Internet accounts used to send out more than 250 million junk e-mails. The spammers eluded detection for about six months by creating bogus accounts and leasing phone lines that would automatically connect to EarthLink, even if the bogus users were kicked off. "Our investigation has been ongoing for a number of months, and this is a very tech-savvy spam ring which has made this a particularly challenging investigation," says Karen Cashion, lead counsel for EarthLink's lawsuit. The spam messages included ads for herbal impotence treatments, mortgage loans and fake company Web sites used for "phishing" personal and financial information from unsuspecting victims. EarthLink says it is still working to identify each spammer (the lawsuit lists the Alabama culprits as John Does 1-25), but plans to contact law enforcement officials once it can finger individuals. (AP 27 Aug 2003) [At Least The Broadcast Media ID'd Him As An 18 Year Old Boy] TEENAGER IDENTIFIED AS 'BLASTER' VANDAL An 18-year-old man has been identified as one author of the Blaster and LovSan computer worms that have slowed corporate networks throughout the world. The FBI says he will be arrested today. Another individual apparently alerted authorities after seeing the man testing the code. All the Blaster virus variants took advantage of a flaw in that part of Windows software that's used to share data files across computer networks. Infected computers were programmed to automatically launch an attack on a Web site operated by Microsoft,, where Microsoft customers will find software patches to ward off attacks by computer vandals. (AP/San Jose Mercury News 29 Aug 2003) WEBCASTERS SUE RIAA Webcaster Alliance, an organization of 400 music broadcasters, has filed a federal lawsuit charging that the major music labels and the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) are monopolists who violated federal antitrust laws when they went about setting music royalty rates for the Internet. The webcasters seek an injunction to prevent the major labels from enforcing their intellectual property rights and collecting royalty payments. The RIAA calls the suit a publicity stunt without merit." (AP/USA Today 28 Aug 2003) OPERA, MOZILLA DEBUT NEW BROWSER BETAS Two of the remaining rivals to Microsoft's Internet Explorer Web browser each released new beta versions, touting improved speed and performance. The Mozilla beta, based on an open-source version of the Netscape browser, offers better Internet Relay Chat and XML support, a spell-checker for e-mail, faster loading and improved standards support. Opera's beta version features faster loading, improvements in the version designed for handheld browsing, and support for Arabic and Hebrew. According to, more than 95% of today's Web surfers use Microsoft IE, compared with about 1.6% that choose Mozilla and just 0.6% choosing Opera. (CNet 28 Aug 2003) [Of Course Linus Torvalds Just Recommends Not Keeping Data So Private] ["Only wimps use backup: _real_ men just upload their important stuff on FTP, and let the rest of the world mirror it ;)" -- Linus Torvalds] BATTLING THE THREAT OF DATA EXTINCTION Because most digital files are dependent on the operating systems in which they're stored and the software applications used to create and access them, would-be archivists are faced with the task of retaining and maintaining the digital hardware necessary to read digital files as well as the files themselves. "With each passing day, the reservoir of digital documents grows," says Eastman Kodak manager Andrew Lawrence. "Often, there is no associated hard-copy output to archive via conventional means. Over time, the problem is that media decays and hardware and software platforms evolve, placing the electronically stored information at risk." Lawrence suggests the best approach to digital preservation is a dual track. For short-term needs, users can maintain structured electronic archives in their native formats. But for longer-term purposes, Lawrence suggests creating a referenced archive of permanent document images in analog format, such as microfilm, that could provide a technology-proof repository. Glenn Widener, director of Internet technology at Swiftview, has a different solution. He recommends using the Printer Control Language (PCL) format, invented by Hewlett-Packard for its LaserJet family of printers, as an easy way to preserve documents. "Many PCL viewers can view 15 to 20 years back. There will always be commercial tools readily available to read it." Meanwhile, Dan Schonfeld, director of products for Artesia, says his company's digital asset management software enables users to archive viewers, readers and players along with files. "Because we can store any type of media, we can actually store applications as well as the media files themselves." (TechNewsWorld 28 Aug 2003)

You have been reading excerpts from NewsScan: NewsScan Daily is underwritten by RLG, a world-class organization making significant and sustained contributions to the effective management and appropriate use of information technology. To subscribe or unsubscribe to the text, html, or handheld versions of NewsScan Daily, send the appropriate subscribe or unsubscribe messages (i.e., with the word 'subscribe' or 'unsubscribe' in the subject line) to: Text version: Send message to Html version: Send mail to NewsScan-To-Go: *** From Edupage TEEN ARRESTED FOR BLASTER VIRUS Federal authorities have arrested an 18-year-old Minnesota boy for his part in the recent "Blaster" virus attack. Jeffrey Lee Parson admitted that he modified parts of the Blaster virus and distributed it under several other names, including "Blaster.B." Computers infected with Parson's version of the virus registered themselves on a Web site Parson operated, and Parson told the FBI that his variant of the virus allowed him to reconnect with infected computers later. Parson's version of the virus reportedly infected at least 7,000 computers, causing damages far in excess of the $5,000 threshold for most hacker cases. Worldwide, an estimated 500,000 computers were infected by all versions of the Blaster virus, making it one of the worst attacks all year. Wall Street Journal, 29 August 2003 (sub. req'd),,SB106212549173210600,00.html RIAA REVEALS TRACKING METHODS Included in court documents filed by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) are details about some of the group's tactics and methods for determining which file swappers are trading copyrighted files. The group has subpoenaed the ISP of a woman suspected of trading copyrighted works, to obtain her identity. The woman, who remains unidentified, is challenging the RIAA's subpoena. Her attorney has said that all the files on her computer were copies of legally purchased songs. In its filings, however, the RIAA indicates that so-called "hashes," or digital fingerprints, indicate that at least some of the files on the woman's computer came from Napster as long ago as May 2000. The RIAA flatly stated that the woman's recordings were not from her own CDs and that she is "not an innocent or accidental infringer." The RIAA's court filings also reveal that the group examines metadata tags, which are buried inside many MP3 files, as a tool for determining the source of the files. New York Times, 28 August 2003 (registration req'd) [Interesting This Never Happened Until Copyrights Were Extended] FRESHMAN ORIENTATION COVERS INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY Across the country as students show up on college campuses, an increasingly common component of orientation is a lesson on copyrights, possible infringements using technology, and the potential repercussions. The Recording Industry Association of America is

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