There's been a joke going around the past few years about how the Bush administration read Orwell's 1984 and thought it was a how to guide. Yesterday, a popular journalism blog at the Poynter Institute's Web site linked to my "Billionaire's Guide to Stopping the Theft of Your Online Newspaper Content". The story has been widely read and even TotalFark picked it up. I'm sort of wondering now, will publishers read it as thoughtful criticism on the gap in technical acumen between wealthy billionaire Sam Zell and the online community or as a how to guide for them to restrict access to their sites.
If you find yourself unable to select and copy excerpts or print pages from the LA Times, we'll know the answer.