- New Scientist | US develops lethal new viruses, using "nine-eleven" as a justification for the work. I'm not convinced that making nastier pox viruses is a good way to prevent people using nasty pox viruses as weapons. But I'm strange like that.
- NYT | Ideas Unlimited, Built to Order. Note that the ten ideas in this article are linked in the "Related" sidebar.
- Slashdot | Deconstructing the Patriot Act PR Campaign. What does a doomed civilisation look like, again?
- Mercury News | 10/30/2003 | Vietnam embracing open-source products:
Nation's solution to software piracy: `Eliminate Microsoft'. You can't steal software if it's free.