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Hugh Mackay: "Forget sex. Forget power. Forget food, shelter or the need to belong. The more I listen to people talking about their lives, and the more I ponder the highs and lows of human behaviour, the more I'm convinced that, in a society like ours, the most fundamental of all human needs is the need to be taken seriously. Everything else flows from that."

Dmusic has a story about Radio UserLand.

Wired: Wireless patent wars heat up. The end of the software business (and art) as we know it.

Richard Stallman responds to a post on Scripting News re the controversy over Python licensing. We have different philosophies. I'm learning his now and working on mine, and it's true that there are things I don't agree with him on. I'd like to see commercial and open source developers work together more fluidly. He seems to agree. Reading his piece I think we could have an interesting discussion. I think we're on the same side on the important issues, believe it or not. (The big issue is patents, for now.)

SXSW is accepting entries for the Web awards, this year they have a Weblog category.

FuckedCompany.Com is being offered for sale on eBay. It's so recursive. The last offer was $9.3 million. (Probably a joke.)

Pete Prodoehl reminds me that I've been asking for music on the Internet for a long time.

Garret Vreeland is organizing a photo event for webloggers, a day in the life-style.

O'Reilly has posted an early draft of their upcoming Zope book.

The Age: The Battle of Melbourne. "Western Australian Premier Richard Court was trapped in his car, a casino worker bashed and several people hurt, but organisers were satisfied that non-violent protest techniques had prevented a riot while still blocking a third of the 850 forum delegates from attending and costing Crown millions of dollars in lost gambling revenue."

Photos from the protest in Melbourne.

Photos from the protest at the WEF meeting in February.

LinuxPlanet has a Nautilus screen shot.

Inside.Com: Wallflowers album Napsterized a month before release. "Napster users represent only a small percentage of record buyers -- they're the first movers, early adapters and they could actually help create awareness for the record.''

Richard Stallman is dealing with his demons.