Weekend tech reading: What carriers won't tell you about texting

By on December 28, 2008, 12:51 AM
What Carriers Aren’t Eager to Tell You About Texting TEXT messaging is a wonderful business to be in: about 2.5 trillion messages will have been sent from cellphones worldwide this year. The public assumes that the wireless carriers’ costs are far higher than they actually are, and profit margins are concealed by a heavy curtain. NY Times.

Fast and 'free' beats steady and paid on MySQL MySQL, the lovable little database engine that could - for reasonable values of could - is starting to feel the pain of being an open source project distributed by a large company. The Register.

UK Minister: Internet age ratings may be needed An age-rating system for Internet Web sites may be needed to prevent children from being exposed to unacceptable images, Britain's culture secretary was quoted as saying Saturday. IHT.

My Software Is Being Pirated "But let me be absolutely crystal clear about one thing: as a programmer, if you write software and charge money for it, your software will be pirated. Guaranteed." Coding Horror.

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