Tech Tempers Flare…

Slate leads the charge with a call to arms for “how to fight against the lying, infuriating, evil ink-and-toner cabal” that prematurely drains your printer cartridge, followed by a gripe about iPod batteries and the MobileMe service that “failed spectacularly” in today’s post, “Is Something Rotten at Apple?“; elsewhere, the San Francisco Chronicle investigates how Silicon Valley’s working class are “walking an economic tightrope” and the local media in Palm Bay, Florida have pounced on the story of a 15-year-old who was “taken into custody after police said he chased his mother with a knife and beat his brother with a sugar cane over a change in computer privileges.”