Eliot Van Buskirk over at c|net has a wonderful blonde moment in the middle of his excellent interview with Rep. Jim Boucher this week. (Boucher, if you haven’t been paying attention, is the Congressman spearheading the latest attempt to protect the Net from the evil Disneys and Vivendis of the world — in this case, jumping into the fight to save Net radio.) Eliot notices that a certain bill, while called the Consumer Broadband and Digital Television Promotion Act, actually doesn’t promote it. Egads! Important lesson here, for Eliot and everyone else: To find out what a Congressional bill is really about, read the title… and assume the opposite. The inimitable Dr. David Farber taught me that and he is, as with everything else, quite right. (That said, read the interview. Nice work.)


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