The FREAKest Links: Vive La Speeding Edition
Via Marginal Revolution: the U.K. Times reports that, while the installation of speed cameras has led to far more tickets being issued and licenses canceled in France,?French drivers are circumventing the laws by selling their good driving points to speeders.?Those with poor driving records can and will pay another driver?up to 1,500 Euros to substitute his or her own points for the offender’s.
In a smart use of technology to fill the publishing industry’s need for more efficient marketing, Wired editor and The Long Tail author Chris Anderson writes on his blog that he’s launched BookTour.com, an online service that allows virtually any author to connect with virtually any audiences. Except not virtually: in real life.
Borders bookstores in the U.K. have pulled the book Tintin in the Congo from its children’s sections after the Commission for Racial Equality charged that the work “contains imagery and words of hideous racial prejudice.” The chain will continue to sell the book, which was first published in 1931, in the adult graphic novels section.