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Founder of Elekra records (started with $300 in bar mitzvah money), now 79, sees a bright future for the music industry

"Jac Holzman, the man who discovered The Doors, founded Elektra Records, and nudged the big recording companies into adopting the compact disc, considers the Web and says: 'I think the music industry has a bright future.'"

This article takes a quick look back at Holzman's career and opinions on the music business. It's an interesting read, and quite the contrast to other music industry professionals. Most interesting were not his good decisions, but the bad ones: he didn't anticipate the rise in CD-burners and felt that putting Napster out of business was a bad move.

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It is critical to have secure backups (that you can control) of all your data stored on hosted servers

Last month the federal government took unprecedented efforts to shut down selected hosts on intellectual property infringement and national security grounds. One such action took a blogging site offline, leaving 73,000 bloggers without access to years of accumulated data. If they haven't backed up their work, they aren't going to see it for a while: http://torrentfreak.com/u-s-authorities-shut-down-wordpress-host-with-73...

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Mental evaluation requested after stabbing

This one is too good not to capture in toto.

By The Associated Press | Posted: Friday, May 21, 2010 1:01 pm |
http://helenair.com/news/article_5eafdae8-650b-11df-9610-001cc4c03286.html

DILLON - Not guilty pleas have been entered on behalf of a 45-year-old Polaris woman charged with stabbing her boyfriend and threatening to kill her mother during an argument over how much beer was left in the refrigerator.

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