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Monday, March 03, 2003

At the height of the dotcom craze, the Industry Standard was the craziest of them all: a fledgling magazine that splurged $1million on an office it never used, sunk $8 million into software that didn't work, drank barrels of expensive champagne before folding in record time. Also on the show: pushing the limits of "applausability", and a Russian and and Aussie square off on Iraq.

Howard's End

John Dauth, Australian ambassador to the United Nations, on support for the US-British draft resolution


Putin On The Ritz

Alexander Pikayev, advisor for the Defense Committee of the Russian State Duma and a scholar at the Carnegie Moscow Center, on the Russian-Franco-German memorandum


The Laws of Applause

Peter Bull, senior lecturer in Psychology at Universityof York in the United Kingdom, on the conventions of clapping


Shelter Skelter

Bill de Blasio, member of City Council (D-39th), on Bloomberg's legal action to remove homeless individuals who violate shelter rules and the status of Council anti-war resolution


Open Phones

Listeners have their say on how Bloomie is doing.


Standard Issue?

Jim Ledbetter, author of Starving to Death on $200 Million: The Short, Absurd Life of The Industry Standard (Perseus, 2002) on the failure of The Industry Standard, a magazine on the Internet industry


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