Linkblogging for 30/07/08

XKCD has a cautionary tale.

Power Pop Criminals is sharing a Japanese-only compilation from ten years ago. I’ve not had a chance to listen to it yet, but anything with Chewy Marble and The Mockers on it is at least worth checking out.

Speaking of sharing music… Cory Doctorow explains why the new measures being brought in to fight ‘piracy’ are going to be at best counterproductive.

Everything Christopher Bird ever needed to know he learned from Asterix.

Dave Gorman on trying to deal with phone company call centres.

And finally, and horrifyingly – in Britain we’ve been complaining about the price of food recently. In Haiti, they’re eating mud because they can’t afford food – and now the mud is rising in price.

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