ADRIAN WECKLER GIVES TOP BILLING to the "Protect IP" movement in the States but his important perspective gets buried inside the Sunday papers--I put it at the front of this week's newsround.
There are austerity discussions through the Irish Sunday broadsheets today, thanks in no small way to the Irish budget being leaked to the German Bundestag. Nearly everything will cost two percent more in Ireland as the VAT creeps up to 23%. That's a 23% sales tax for Americans who read my blog. Fortunately, the total price at the counter is all included in the price on the shelf so there's no big surprise at the cash register. I listened back to my Sunday newsround and admit that I have to slow down. I blame Jeff Jarvis, the motor mouth who read his own Public Parts on Audible. I hear his reading and start to slip back into talking faster than I think. You decide whether that's a problem. The video is below the break.