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Thomas Claburn has been writing about business and technology since 1996, for publications such as New Architect, PC Computing, InformationWeek, Salon, Wired, and Ziff Davis Smart Business. Before that, he worked in film and television, having earned a not particularly useful master's degree in film production. He wrote the original treatment for 3DO's Killing Time, a short story that appeared in On Spec, and the screenplay for an independent film called The Hanged Man, which he would later direct. He's the author of a science fiction novel, Reflecting Fires, and a sadly neglected blog, Lot 49. His iPhone game, Blocfall, is available through the iTunes App Store. His wife is a talented jazz singer; he does not sing, which is for the best.
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posted in June 2005

Reining In The National Weather Service

6/23/2005
The National Weather Services Duties Act of 2005 aims to clarify the responsibilities of the National Weather Service. It's sparking considerable debate about the public and private sectors' roles in disseminating weather information.

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Industry And Congress Seek Major Overhaul Of U.S. Patent System

6/13/2005
Various political, legal, and business interests are pushing for the most comprehensive patent reform since 1952. They argue that two recent policy changes--strengthening patent rights while weakening standards--have created a "perfect storm" of factors that's inviting abuse and pushing up costs.

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