A couple of years ago, the
people who are continually stretching the edge of the Internet
envelope began talking about Web 2.0. Wikipedia, the user-created
encyclopedia, defines Web 2.0 as "a term often applied to a
perceived ongoing transition of the World Wide Web from a collection
of Web sites to a full-fledged computing platform serving Web
applications to end users. Ultimately Web 2.0 services are expected
to replace desktop computing applications for many purposes."

That's happening.

sharpe2 Free Radio Berkeley and KBLT-Los Angeles are two of the more storied pirate-radio operations of the late 20th Century. Stephen Dunifer and Sue Carpenter fought federal regulations and, for a time, ran their own radio stations without a license.  Pirates still flourish in some corners of the country, but the Federal
Communications Commission (FCC) is often quick to pull the plug.

In the wake of the Katrina disaster, anybody who uses petroleum has had to rethink their family budgets. All of a sudden those Prius hybrids are starting to look pretty cool. And I'm once again getting a lot of e-mail about my Grease Car.