Guest Host: Frank Stasio

Congress considers tampering with your iPod. And wireless hotspots take hold — from the North Pole to Alexandria Virginia. It’s the first Tuesday of the month. And you know what that means. The Computer Guys are back to take the temperature of the tech world, and answer your questions.

Guests

  • John Gilroy WAMU Resident Computer Guy; and Director of Business Development at SolutionsDevelopers
  • Tom Piwowar TJP&A, Piwowar and Associates, the Mac Guy

Poll results for May 3, 2005

The Fairfax County Library introduced a new service in February: 700 digital audio eBooks freely available for downloading into patron’s portable music players. But there is one hitch: no iPods allowed. The service only works with Microsoft’s Windows Media Player. Is this fair?

(6%) A. This is bad, the library should be promoting reading

(12%) B. This is great, whatever format they use

(75%) C. Public funds should not be picking winners and losers — support both major formats or none

(3%) D. Lend out players with the audio eBooks like other libraries do

(4%) E. Three cheers — I hate iPods!

Program Notes for May 3, 2005

Timeshifting Radio
Radio Time
Replay Radio
Audio Hijack Pro

Congress and the iPod
Subcommittee Statement on Digital Music Interoperability and Availability

Mac OS upgrade
Mac OS X v10.4 Tiger

Fairfax County Public Library
Downloadable books

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