Roach Motel Busted On A Minor

Roach motel. Busted on a minor charge, I joined the luckless army of minorities who are crammed into jail cells every day by America’s surreal war on marijuana. [Salon.com]

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Uncertainty in PC Industry Keeps Apple Earnings Flat. Fighting off a deepening technology recession, Apple Computer reported essentially flat revenue for its fourth quarter of 2002. By John Markoff. [New York Times: Technology]

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Bluetooth, Do You Read Me? Wireless Typing and Clicking. Microsoft’s Wireless Optical Desktop for Bluetooth is not just another wireless computer keyboard and mouse. By Michel Marriott. [New York Times: Technology]

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Some Yelp as Microsoft Squeezes. Microsoft’s plan to impose a new pricing program has prompted a chorus of complaints from corporate and government customers. By Steve Lohr. [New York Times: Technology]

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Statements Put White House Into a Gun Control Debate. The White House has become embroiled in a combination of volatile gun control politics and the public’s anxiety over the sniper in the Washington area. By Neil A. Lewis. [New York Times: Politics]

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Bush Garners Little Support at U.N. for an Attack on Iraq. The Bush administration’s push for an early American-led war against Iraq drew broad opposition on Wednesday in an unusual open debate in the Security Council. By Julia Preston. [New York Times: Politics]

Sun Narrows Loss Layoffs Loo

Sun narrows loss, layoffs loom. The computer maker reports a quarterly net loss of $111 million, or 4 cents per share, on revenue of $2.7 billion and announces a 4,400-employee job cut. [CNET News.com]