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Saturday, November 16, 2002
Digital Rights Management Porn

In January of this very Year of Our Lord, Harvard Business Review named Gonzo Marketing one of the ten best business books of 2001. A b-school prof called to congratulate me on the coup. I didn't quite believe him, and on further questioning he said he wasn't really sure it was Gonzo; maybe it was Bozo Something. That sounded more likely for Harvard, but as you can imagine, my interest was piqued.

Not wishing to leave my chair for fear of actual exercise, I paid nearly 20 bucks to download the entire fucking January 2002 issue from a little digital ripoff outfit called NewsStand.com. Picture if you will my chagrin when I found the document was locked, preventing me from quoting the review of my own motherfucking book. Picture this chagrin morphing into screen-smashing rage when the above "information" message popped up as I tried to capture the goddam page image. Those cocksuckers! NON-FREE CONTENT is right!

Not that I don't value the great attention to my book and everything, but my theory is that HBR didn't want anybody to copy from this issue because of the following notice in its back pages...

This item should have read:

Suzy... Suzy Cream Cheese...

So please, in the interests of Digital Rights Management, do not link to this blog item. Or even read it. Whoops...

ALERT! ALERT! ALERT! YOU ARE NOW IN VIOLATION!

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