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Saturday, June 22, 2002

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Arizona Burning

This is an image from the National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). This image was taken 25 hours ago. As of an hour ago the two fires have combined and the town of Show Low is the latest community to be evacuated.

Operational Significant Event Imagery
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Source: NOAA

My brother in law lives in a small town on the east side of Showlow, and hopefully they will get out of town as the roads are being closed.

Linda Diedrich is the designer for Pinetop Lakeside Chamber of Commerce. She is posting the latest information as it comes in. You can get up to the minute information there.

The Pinetop-Lakeside Chamber of Commerce
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Source: Dynex Group

A desperate cry for page views

Prohibiting linking is such an unusual occurrence that the web community spreads this information far and wide. There a few reasons, You can't stop me, it is stupid, and it will not hold up in court.

The most powerful feature of the Web is the hyperlink. With a link I can direct you to another website, a page, or a specific portion of a page depending on how the other site is arranged. We usually do this to share things that we have found, were impressed by, or to make a point about something.

National Public Radio has been an outstanding alternative for news and information. They even have a website.

The NPR Link Policy is has to be the most outstanding example of a organization who has no idea how the internet works.

"Linking to or framing of any material on this site without the prior written consent of NPR is prohibited. If you would like to link to NPR from your Web site, please fill out the link permission request form."

The permission form reads like an interrogation, rather than a request for permission.

This is their explanation for their policy;

The policy was originally intended to maintain NPR’s commitment to independent, noncommercial journalism. We have encountered instances where companies and individuals constructed entire commercial Web "radio" sites based on links to NPR and similar audio. We have also encountered Web sites of issue advocacy groups that have positioned the audio link to an NPR story such that one cannot tell that NPR is not supporting their cause. This is not acceptable to NPR as an organization dedicated to the highest journalistic ethics, both in fact and appearance.

Here's a tip. Fire your current lawyers and get new ones.

Let me quote something from the Public Broadcasting Act of 1967, which if you have forgotten, is the reason for your existence in the section entitiled;

Purposes and Activities of the Corporation
“(g) (1) In order to achieve the objectives and to carry out the purposes of this subpart, as set out in subsection (a), the Corporation is authorized to—
“(A) facilitate the full development of educational broadcasting in which programs of high quality, obtained from diverse sources, will be made available to noncommercial educational television or radio broadcast stations, with strict adherence to objectivity and balance in all programs or series of programs of a controversial nature;
“(B) assist in the establishment and development of one or more systems of interconnection to be used for the distribution of educational television or radio programs so that all noncommercial educational television or radio broadcast stations that wish to may broadcast the programs at times chosen by the stations;
“(C) assist in the establishment and development of one or more systems of noncommercial educational television or radio broadcast stations throughout the United States;
“(D) carry out its purposes and functions and engage in its activities in ways that will most effectively assure the maximum freedom of the noncommercial educational television or radio broadcast systems and local stations from interference with or control of program content or other activities.

Is there any part of "carry out its purposes and functions and engage in its activities in ways that will most effectively assure the maximum freedom" that you are having a problem with? Is the Internet too public for you?

You have the right to protect your work. If I were to steal your content and present it as my own, I would expect to hear from your lawyers. No one would raise an eyebrow. But linking? Get real.

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Shelley Powers
Some folks can work with technology, some folks can write, very few can do both. Shelley does.

p i x e l v i e w - Shelley Powers
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